Application of a newly developed compressed-air-foam fire suppression system

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ConferenceInterflam 2001, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference: 17 September 2001, Edinburgh, UK
Pages12191224; # of pages: 6
SubjectCompressed air foam
AbstractNational Research Council (NRC), in collaboration with National Defence Canada (DND), has initiated a project to investigate the feasibility of using a newly-developed compressed-air-foam (CAF) fire suppression system to provide fire safety protection to aircrafts and hangar structures. Previous research has indicated that such an objective can be met if the fire suppression system achieves 90% control of the fire in 30 s and extinguishment in 60 s. As a part of this project, a prototype CAF protection system was developed and evaluated to determine whether it meets the project objective. Fire suppression tests of the prototype CAF system with three simulated aircraft hangar fire scenarios, provide technical evidence that the CAF system can meet the fire protection objective using a combination of overhead CAF nozzles and portable low-level nozzles, which could be located near each aircraft to suppress any fire that would be concealed from the overhead nozzles.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44514
NPARC number20378641
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