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Extinguishment and Burnback Testing of Fire Fighting Agents
[Technical Report, Interim Report]
APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL
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The Air Force, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, is screening new fire fighting foam concentrates to determine their effectiveness at extinguishing and resisting burnback for hydrocarbon fuel fires. This report documents the evaluation performed on the fire extinguishing agents FLAMEOUT, FlameOut Foam and Hawk SUPER B in accordance with the parameters set forth in Military Specification MIL SPEC MIL-F-0024385F, Section 4.7.13 for the twenty eight square foot fire test using three percent of Type 3 foam normal concentration. Under the MIL SPEC test protocol, agents were required to meet a maximum extinguishment time of 30 seconds and a minimum burnback time of 360 seconds for normal concentrations. None of the three agents tested at the normal concentration met these minimum requirements.
[A, Approved For Public Release]