The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and University of Maryland have signed a research agreement to review the causes, hazards and costs of accidental discharges of foam fire suppression systems in hangars. The project will also address high-expansion and low-expansion foam systems, in addition to determining the rationale for the requirement of foam systems included in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 409 for hangars. “There is significant uncertainty ...

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