The Comparison of the Fire Suppression Performance of Compressed-Air-Foam with Foam Water Sprinklers on Free-Flowing Heptane Spill Fires

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-174
Physical description16 p.
SubjectSprinklers; Compressed air foam
AbstractCompressed-air foam (CAF) has been proven to be an effective fire suppression material for both class A and B fires. Comparison testing between CAF and standard foam water sprinklers had been conducted previously to quantify the amount of foam required to extinguish a liquid fuel fire that was contained within the bounds of a pan as specified in the UL162 Foam Equipment and Liquid Concentrates standard. To date only a few smaller scale tests had been conducted using CAF to extinguish free flowing spill fires. This paper describes a series of full-scale Class B fire tests designed to compare CAF (Compressed-air Foam) and standard foam water sprinklers in extinguishing free flowing spill fires with and without shielded areas.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-16494
NPARC number20377271
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Record identifierc5049a31-8a02-46c1-ad76-a50dbead1298
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-06-15
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