A comparison of the fire suppression performance of compressed air foam with air aspirated and unexpanded foam-water solution

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20378347
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 147
Physical description25 p.
SubjectCompressed 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, air-aspirated and foam water solution had not been conducted previously to quantify the amount of foam required to extinguish a liquid fuel fire.This paper describes a series of full-scale Class B fire tests designed to compare CAF (Compressed-air Foam), air-aspirated, and foam water solution in extinguishing a 4.64 m2 pool fire in accordance with CAN/ULC-S560-98 Standard for Category 3 Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Liquid Concentrates.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
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NRC number16046
NPARC number20378347
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Record created2012-07-24
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