Low Fire Load Compartment Flashover Testing
Final rept. Apr 96-Aug 97
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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The Low Fire Load Compartment Flashover Testing was conducted to evaluate the effects on fuel load density, material fire resistance, and fuel package distribution on the potential for flashover in commercial Type SA spaces as defined in Policy File Memorandum on Structural Insulation Requirements for Low Fire Load Spaces on Certain Vessels PFM 1-94. The testing was also conducted to evaluate the appropriateness of select fire growth models utilized in the Ship Applied Fire Engineering SAFE computer program. The hill-scale shipboard testing program was conducted onboard STATE OF MAINE at the Fire Safety Test Detachment in Mobile, Alabama, in February 1997.
- Marine Engineering
- Safety Engineering