Accession Number:

ADA199715

Title:

Fire Protection System for Hardened Aircraft Shelters. Volume 1. Discussion and Appendixes A-C

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1984-Aug 1987

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Report Date:

1987-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

320.0

Abstract:

To keep personnel, aircraft, and munitions safe and ready, a fire protection system for hardened aircraft shelters HAS is needed. This report describes the effort to design, integrate, and test a fire protection system to combat fires in HAS, aircraft and associated equipment during hot fueling, defueling and other operations in semihardened aircraft shelters. The smart and fast detectionsuppression system used was required to possess the capability to distinguish between normal operationsevents, false stimuli and an actual fire. Halon agents were used for partial flooding tests. Agent toxicity and cleanliness were evaluated and considered in the selection of agents and systems. Keywords Hardened aircraft shelter, Fire protection system, Fire extinguishing agents, Fire detection, Fire suppression, JP-4 fuel, Halon, Optical fire detector, Aviation safety, Aircraft detectors, Fire extinguishing agents.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE