Fighting fires with foam
Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 228 pages
Fighting Fires with Foam provides advice on different foams, foam proportioning systems, and the use of foams for large-scale fires involving flammable liquids. The authors cover foam application for spill fires, tanker truck fires, aircraft fires, bulk storage tank fires, and three-dimensional fires. The book also includes vital guidelines for: Foam compatibility and whether to use aspirated foam. Specialized foam systems and foam vehicles. Foam-application safety considerations.
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AFFF aircraft rescue airports alcohol foam alcohol-compatible allowable back pressure application rate ARFF back pressure balanced pressure BLEVE boilover burn-back resistance chapter Class A foams crash truck crash vehicles deluge gun drafting tank dry chemical eductor example feet FFFP fire departments Fire Protection fireboats firefighters flammable liquid fires flash point floating roof tanks flow rate fluoroprotein foam foam application foam blanket foam concentrate foam solution foam system friction loss gallons of foam gasohol gasoline GPM nozzle GPM/ft2 handlines hazardous materials Heptane high-expansion foam hose hydraulics hydrocarbon in-line eductor inlet pressure knockdown manufacturer master streams maximum allowable back MIL SPEC MIL SPEC AFFF Mogas needed NFPA 11 nozzle nozzle pressure operations outlet polar solvents premixed protein foam quantity of foam recommended rescue and fire-fighting resupply self-educting nozzle shown in figure specific gravity spill fires sulfuric acid supply TABLE tanker types of foam vapor