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Accession Number ADA562601
Title Fire Extinguishing Performance of Firebane on JP-8 Jet Fuel Fires.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 24p
Personal Author J. R. Hawk P. F. Burnette S. P. Wells
Abstract Firebane 1115 and Firebane 1179 fire extinguishing agents were evaluated in scenarios typical of flight line fires. Undiluted Firebane has a freeze point below -20 F and is described as having low corrosion in brass and aluminum and acceptable corrosion in carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized steel. Evaluations included JP-8 pool fires and three-dimensional JP-8 engine nacelle rear engine fires, which consisted of a 4-gal/min running fuel fire and 100-ft2 pool fire below the engine nacelle. The agents were assessed on extinguishment time, volume of agent used, and effectiveness on the fires. Compressed air foam systems were used for the evaluations, the recommended agent delivery method for Firebane. At full concentration neither Firebane 1115 or 1179 were effective at extinguishing rear engine fires. Firebane 1115 mixed 10 percent by volume with water was effective at extinguishing the simulated engine fire, and Firebane 1115 mixed 50 percent by volume with water was also effective on the engine fire but took more time and agent than the 10-percent mix. Firebane 1115 at full concentration and diluted 10 percent by volume with water extinguished JP-8 pool fires.
Keywords Aircraft fires
Compressed air
Dilution
Engine nacelles
Fire extinguishing agents
Firebane 1115
Firebane 1179
Jet engine fuels
Jp-8 fuel
Three dimensional


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51B - Aeronautics
97K - Fuels
Corporate Author Applied Research Associates, Inc., Panama City, FL.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical paper 3 Nov 2011-23 Mar 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number FA4819-09-C-0030

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