Firefighting foams

Andrew Kim

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The use of compressed foam systems in suppressing fires in high-ceiling locations is discussed. The compressed air used for foam generation results in superior quality foam that has substantial injection velocity. It is found that compressed-air-foam technology has good potential for fire suppression not only in aircraft hangers but also in warehouses as its water requirement is very low and it is easy to clean.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationCanadian Consulting Engineer
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes

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