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Title: Demonstration of an in situ pipe-lining technology for a fire suppression deluge system at Fort Drum, NY : final report on Project F07-AR17
Authors: Marshall, Orange S.
Morefield, Sean W.
Danielson, Brendan J.
Mori, Steven.
Brockmire, Eric.
Keywords: Pipe, Steel
Fire extinction
Fort Drum (N.Y.)
Corrosion and anti-corrosives
Epoxy coatings
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CERL ; TR-18-3
Abstract: The Department of Defense (DoD) is one of the largest consumers of aque-ous film-forming foam (AFFF) for suppressing liquid-fuel (Class B) fires. However, concentrated AFFF solutions are likely to create a variety of problems for system piping, to include corrosion. In turn, the corrosion damage can result in system failure or a type of “false fire” discharge of foaming agent. To demonstrate a pipe lining to arrest pitting corrosion and extend system life, a two-part epoxy pipe lining material was applied in situ to the AFFF fire-suppression system of an aircraft maintenance hangar at Fort Drum, NY. The AFFF system under test, however, was de-commissioned and replaced at the end of the study due to the failure of auxiliary equipment not related to the coating process. Thus, it was not possible to calculate an actual return on investment (ROI) for the tested system; the ROI for this project is zero. Because the system was decom-missioned, researchers could not evaluate the project’s key metric for suc-cess and so, the coating lining material could not be recommended at this time for DoD-wide implementation on AFFF distribution or fire-suppression sprinkler systems.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-18-3
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 53 pages/7.601 Mb
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