Assessment of the effectiveness of extinguishing additives for class A fires
Water is still the most commonly used extinguishing agent for firefighting. Depending on the requirements, extinguishing agent additives are available to fire brigades in the form of additives to increase the extinguishing effect. In addition to better extinguishing properties, water consumption can also be significantly reduced.
There are currently no standardized standards or regulations to prove the effectiveness of these extinguishing additives in fire applications. In several scientific studies and the three-year FFG Bridge research project “FIRETEST”, several fire tests were carried out in the laboratory and in open areas. Based on this, an automated laboratory test apparatus was developed, which makes it possible to quantitatively measure the extinguishing agent efficiency when extinguishing solid fires of fire class A.
Contact: Michael Hohenberger