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Hangar Fire Suppression System Submerges F-15

Tue May 15, 2012 1:37 pm

If this is a double please delete. I search did not return any hits on this.


Foam party! Hangar fire suppression system submerges F-15, F-16 and A-10 in foam at Eglin Air Force Base

http://theaviationist.com/2012/05/14/foam-party/
 
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RE: Hangar Fire Suppression System Submerges F-15

Tue May 15, 2012 3:55 pm

At least they could be confident that their system works. May cost a pretty penny to recharge it, but the damage would have been much worse otherwise.

Luckily, none of the aircraft inside seems to have an open canopy. What ill effects could AFFF have on avionics and fuel systems undergoing maintenance?
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RE: Hangar Fire Suppression System Submerges F-15

Sat May 19, 2012 9:45 am

You say about open canopies, but what about engine intakes/exhausts and undercarriage doors?.
 
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RE: Hangar Fire Suppression System Submerges F-15

Sat May 19, 2012 12:33 pm

The aircraft will need a clear water rinse and the fuel systems purged, as well as all the static ports and pitots cleaned. The foam should not be corrosive to the airframe of engines. As long as the avionics didn't get any foam they should be alright.

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