Accession Number:

ADA467847

Title:

A Review of the History of Fire Suppression on U.S. DoD Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND LAKEHURST NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

As the Department of Defenses DoD Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology Program NGP culminates its research efforts, it is prudent to capture the history of fire suppression on DoD aircraft. This paper provides a synopsis of the history of fire suppression on DoD aircraft to provide a context against which the findings of the NGP can be assessed. The following aircraft fire suppression applications are reviewed 1 power plant compartments, which include engine nacelles and auxiliary power unit APU compartments 2 dry bay compartments and 3 fuel tank ullage wet bays. The following topics are discussed the evolution of engine nacelle fire suppression system designs, from conventional systems design to current high-rate discharge systems nacelleAPU fire occurrence and suppression discharge relative to altitude and outside air temperature pilot response and system effectiveness the evolution of active dry bay fire suppression and technologies and methods for fuel tank ullage fire suppression.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Humanities and History
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE