Accession Number:

ADA525066

Title:

High Expansion Foam for Protecting Large Volume Mission Critical Shipboard Spaces

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CHEMISTRY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

NRLs Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability recently initiated a full-scale fire test series to demonstrate the efficacy of high expansion foam for protecting large volume shipboard spaces. High expansion foam was pursued because of its inherent ability to travel around obstructions, fill the volume in minutes, and provide a three-dimensional firefighting capability that would not depend on a manual firefighting attack to complete final extinguishment. In addition, it can accomplish all this by using only a small quantity of liquid solution, which results in reduced water damage and minimal clean-up after its use. The demonstrated success of this NRL fire test series has helped to generate considerable interest within the Navys ship design community for incorporating high expansion foam systems into future surface ship designs.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE