Influence of the Method of Water Supply to the Zone of a Forest Fire on the Efficiency of its Extinguishing

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Abstract

Results of experimental investigations on the efficiency of suppression of the flame combustion and thermal decomposition of forest combustible materials in a forest fire by the local throw-down of water masses to a zone of this fire, the spraying of a fine-dispersed water over the combustion zone, and the formation of a water screen along its perimeter are presented. Features of each of these methods are analyzed. Advantages of the combined method of extinguishing a forest fire, involving the space spraying of small water droplets intended to be distributed through the fire hotbed over a given period of time, are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1460-1469
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Engineering Physics and Thermophysics
Volume93
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020

Keywords

  • firefighting
  • forest combustible material
  • forest fire
  • water aerosol
  • water mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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