Investigation of Exposure Protection Using Class A Foams.
Investigation of Exposure Protection Using Class A
Josler, W. J.
Fire Research and Engineering, Second (2nd)
International Conference. (ICFRE2). Proceedings.
ABSTRACTS ONLY. National Institute of Standards and
Technology and Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
August 10-15, 1997, Gaithersburg, MD, Slaughter, K. C.,
Editor(s), 64-64 pp, 1997.
fire research; fire protection engineering; foam
extinguishing systems; exposure; water; experiments;
An exposure-protection study sponsored by the United
States Fire Administration was conducted at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology's Building and
Fire Research Laboratory using water and four Class A
firefighting agents. The Class A agents are surfactants,
which reduce the surface tension of water. The study
had two objectives: the first was to determine how
effective the agents were, relative to water, at
remaining on or in exterior siding mateials; the second
was to determine if the additional mass of water
remaining on or in the material, afforded by the agents,
significantly increased the time to ignition.