Small-scale fire extinguishment test for mechanical foam = Un essai d'extinction sur échelle réduite pour la mousse physique = Versuch in verringertem Masse eines Loeschverfahrens mit mechanischem Schaum

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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire International
ISSN0015-2609
Volume1
Issue8
Pages5665; # of pages: 10
Subjectmanual fire extinguishers; tests; foam (state); Fire; extincteur manuel; essai; mousse (forme)
AbstractA fire test using a 2ft. by 2ft. tank has been developed for assessing the potential extinguishing effectiveness of foam. The test developed represents conditions often encountered in the extinguishment by foam of a flammable liquid fire. The adjustable foam generator permits study of the foam parameters on extinguishing effectiveness. The radiometer used for determining control time reduces inconsistencies resulting from visual observation and observer's judgement. The use of a small tank permits tests to be conducted indoors on a year-round basis and relatively inexpensively. The 2ft. by 2ft. test appears to be as adequate as a 10ft. by 10ft. test as a means for assessing the effectiveness of foam. The reproductibility of results was slightly better for the 2ft. by 2ft. test than for the 10ft. by 10ft. test.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-263
NRC number8582
1651
NPARC number20377169
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Record created2012-07-24
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