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Water Additives for Increased Efficiency of Fire Protection and Suppression

Published

Author(s)

Daniel M. Madrzykowski

Abstract

The Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, under the sponsorship of the United States Fire Administration, has examined methods for demonstrating the fire protection and suppression effectiveness of water based fire fighting agents. NIST investigated smoke generation during suppression and conducted a broad-based study on fire protection and suppression effectiveness including laboratory scale experiments and large-scale fire suppression experiments. The following characteristics were investigated at laboratory scale: specific heat, drop size, cooling and penetration, contact angle, mass retention and ignition inhibition. Large-scale experiments were used to examine the suppression effectiveness of the agents on wnnd crib and tire fires.
Proceedings Title
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR)
Conference Dates
May 28-June 3, 1998
Conference Location
Tsukuba,
Conference Title
Fire Research and Safety. 14th Joint panel meeting.

Keywords

fire detection, fire extinguishment, fire safety, safety engineering, water, additives, fire protection, fire suppression, fire fighting, physical properties, smoke generation, effectiveness, experiments

Citation

Madrzykowski, D. (1998), Water Additives for Increased Efficiency of Fire Protection and Suppression, U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR), Tsukuba, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910304 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created May 28, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017