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NASA Knows How To Throw a Foam Party.

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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 09:38 AM
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Video of NASA testing their foam fire suppression systems for their Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards AFB. That is the facility that they will house Global Hawks and other NASA special projects.



NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center recently upgraded the foam fire suppression system for the hangars in our Research Aircraft Integration Facility. The safety system uses high expansion foam, which contains less water and chemicals making it more environmentally friendly. The foam is used to help control damage in the event of a fire and prevent the loss of any aircraft. This video shows the new system being tested in the empty hangars to ensure that the consistency of the foam is correct and that it disperses quickly and evenly enough to suffocate a fire.




What it looks like when dumped on some Blackhawks:








edit on 12-4-2016 by Sammamishman because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Sucks to be the people cleaning this up...unless you had some giant vacuum then it would be ok..(for about 5 min)

I know it mentions that the foam disperses quickly but how much residue is left...seems like something that should be used in all buildings if it cleans up easy...
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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 09:56 AM
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WOW!!!

Besides trashing my keyboard, and my nose hurts from the gingerale I just spewed.....

THIS is every ordinary workers nightmare!!
" How did you spend your day honey?"

Some SOB pulled the fire alarm and we spent the last 12 hours cleaning up foam/dry powdered fire suppressant....grumble-grumble....gives side-eye so hard their neck suffers ligament tears....


JMO but shouldn't the foam be a little more dense? Consistency-wise?



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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It's not a party until people start reaching for the lasers!



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: Sammamishman

seems like something that should be used in all buildings if it cleans up easy...


Unfortunately it's not that easy to clean-up and it can be deadly if your in it and you can't find your way out in time:

www.eglin.af.mil...



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: Caver78

It's usually a halon based foam so it pulls the oxygen out of the fire.

We put one of our C-135s into Fuel Cell one night, to start work the next day. The guy riding brakes left the cockpit window open since it was inside. That night it rained, the roof leaked, and they got to start work the next day cleaning halon foam out of the cockpit.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 04:16 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

LOL

I am glad I opened this



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: realnewsrealfunny

Definetly, it was worth reading



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58



cant see the uniforms to well but im just going to assume airmen/women look just fine in that foam. halon is nasssty stuff as a gas, I would assume you would need full respirators to clean halon foam and they are maskless



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

It is, but with as much ventilation as those hangars have, it's not nearly as bad as a smaller space. They vent the hangar space for awhile before anyone is allowed in. They also put blowers in place to keep air circulating.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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