Tests of fire suppression effectiveness of damaged water mist systems

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Authors
  1. Rahm, M.
  2. Claesson, A.
  3. Försth, M.
  4. Ochoterena, R.
  5. Hiltz, J.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN)
Abstract
The FiST-project “New Technologies for Fire Suppression On Board Naval Craft”, is a tri- lateral (Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden) research project under the CAN/NLD/SWE Cooperative Science and Technology MOU. The focus of the project is active firefighting on navy ships. One important task is the investigation and identification of methods to introduce redundancy in active firefighting on naval vessels. In this report, the results of a number of full scale fire tests run at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, in January - February 2013, are presented. The objectives of the tests were to evaluate the residual capacity of a damaged high pressure water mist system and investigate how redundancies might be introduced or effect fire suppression systems. In addition to these tests, the effectiveness of a high pressure water mist system was also evaluated as an alternative to the deluge system requirements (NSC (24 mm/min) or Class DNV (32 mm/min)) for weapon storage fire protection.
Keywords
fire suppression;water mist;high pressure;damage;residual efficacy
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-C70 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 May 2014
Number of Pages
73
DSTKIM No
CA039231
CANDIS No
800032
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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