Aircraft Carrier Hangar Bay Smoke Removal Tests Conducted Onboard the U.S.S Eisenhower (CVN-69)
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIV CHINA LAKE CA
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The objective of this test program was to conduct preliminary scoping tests onboard the U.S.S. Eisenhower CVN-69 for the purpose of providing guidance on changes to the smoke removal procedures described in the current fire fighting doctrine. During these preliminary scoping tests, existing smoke generators onboard the U.S.S. Eisenhower CVN-69 were used to determine the smoke filling time and removal performance from the hangar bay under various door configurations, with visibility within the hangar bay used as the measure of performance. The effect of door status and wind direction was evaluated during these tests. Doors used included elevator doors and other doors opening to weather i.e., sponson doors. The effect of crosswinds and headwinds was evaluated for the different door configurations.
- Marine Engineering
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
- Safety Engineering