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Water Spray Suppression of Fully-Developed Wood Crib Fires in a Compartment. Part 1 of 2. Report of Test.


pdf icon Water Spray Suppression of Fully-Developed Wood Crib Fires in a Compartment. Part 1 of 2. Report of Test. (2078 K)
Milke, J. A.; Evans, D. D.; Hayes, W. D., Jr.

FR 3956; Work Unit 6121A; Task Order 4A; 54 p. January 1985.

Sponsor:

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC

Keywords:

crib fires; extinguishment; fire fighting; room fires; sprinkler systems; water sprays

Abstract:

A series of five experiments examining the effects of a simulated fire fighting water spray introduced into a fully-developed compartment fire were conducted for the Federal Emergency Management Agency by the Center for Fire Research at the National Bureau of Standards per Interagency Agreement. Data from these tests were intended to be used as a check of predicted results from the Mission Research Corporation Fire Demand Model. The results illustrte the dynamics of compartment fire suppression using water sprays. This report is reproduced in two parts. Part 1 contains a description of the experiments and summary of results including graphical presentations of data. Part 2 contains tables of test data and test observations presented in four apendixes.