Fire Research Enclosure

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

FUNCTION: Simulates submarine fires, enclosed aircraft fires, and fires in enclosures at shore facilities .DESCRIPTION: FIRE I is a pressurizable, 324 cu m(11,400 cu ft) fire test facility that simulates a one[HTML_REMOVED]€‘quarter scale submarine compartment capable of pressurization to more than six atmospheres. This facility is used to study large[HTML_REMOVED]€‘scale confined fires under controlled conditions and to test prototype equipment and firefighting agents. Two fixed fire-suppression systems for enclosures-nitrogen pressurization and preliminary water mist-have been tested.INSTRUMENTATION: The facility has over 200 sensors measuring pressure, temperature, radiation, total heat flux, and fire byproducts. The data are collected, analyzed, and displayed in real time. Nitrogen suppression pipes are embedded along the chamber walls. Thermocouples in the skin of the chamber record the effect of heat transfer to the chamber wall. The size and complexity of FIRE I require intricate safety considerations with built[HTML_REMOVED]€‘in interlock systems. There are several television cameras to visually record the test fires.

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Metadata Created Date March 8, 2017
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