Partial Suppression of Small-Scale Oil Tank Fire Using Oxygen-Reduced Airflow

Report Date: September 2010

In order to advance the firefighting tactics for oil tank fires, the influences of oxygen-reduced nitrogen-enriched air on the behavior of a small scale n-heptane tank fire was experimentally investigated. The results support the use of high-power water spray systems with turbine engines for advancing foam extinguishing agents against full-scale oil tank fires.

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  • National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster

    The research and development division undertakes research for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.

    • Large-Scale Fire Lab
    • Hazardous Materials Lab
    • Hazmat Facility Lab
    • Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab
    • Special Disaster Lab

Saso, Yuko, Hiroyoshi Naito, Chihong Liao, Koichi Yamano, and Naohisa Sakamoto. Partial Suppression of Small-Scale Oil Tank Fire Using Oxygen-Reduced Airflow. Tokyo, Japan: Report of National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, No. 109, p. 17, 2010. Print.

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