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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION - TM-10-4210-235-13_9
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Figure 1-1.  Location and Description of Major Components for Trailer Mounted Extinguisher Assembly
TM 10-4210-235-13 Section II.  EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION 1-6.  EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES. a. CHARACTERISTICS.  The Fire Suppression Equipment Set is skid mounted and attached to a wheeled trailer that  can  be  easily  relocated  when  necessary.    It  is  equipped  with  two  fire  fighting  agents  designed  to  be  effective  In fighting  fires  generated  by  hydrocarbon  fuels.    These  agents  are  a  dry  chemical  and  an  Aqueous  Film  Forming  Foam (AFFF).  The dry chemical extinguishes fires by breaking up flame propagation, and is compatible with mechanical foam Water mixed with the Aqueous Film Forming Foam agent concentrate forms a foam which is then used to form a film over the extinguished area, preventing re-ignition.  These two agents are stored m containers on the Fire Suppression Equipment Set, making the unit self-contained. b. CAPABILITIES.   The  Fire  Suppression  Equipment  Set  has  the  capability  of  extinguishing  a  fire  from  a  20,000 gallon (75,160 liter) tank of 100/130 aviation gas in a 1500 square foot (139 square meter) berm (diked area).  A 150-foot (46-meter),  non-collapsible  hose  and  discharge  nozzle  is  provided  for  dispersing  the  chemical  agents.    An  Auxiliary mobile hose reel cart is provided with a second hose reel of 150-feet (46 meters) that can be connected to the end of the hose from the unit to provide additional area coverage without moving the entire Fire Suppression Equipment Set. c. FEATURES.  The unit is built for rugged use and is treated with corrosion resisting coatings making It extremely durable over a wide range of climatic conditions.  The chemical agents discharge hoses are encased in a single cover for convenient storage and use and are linked by a tie bar at the nozzles.  The hose Is stored on a hose reel at the front of the  unit  when  not  m  use.    The  hose  ends  and  nozzles  are  equipped  with  quick-disconnect  fittings  which  allow  rapid connection of the auxiliary cart The skid mounted Fire Suppression Equipment Set can be un-bolted from the wheeled trailer and removed.  A lifting bar is provided to lift the unit from the cart and slots are provided for lifting with a fork-lift. Tiedown eyes are provided to anchor the unit and cart to a truck-bed or aircraft floor.  The Fire Suppression Equipment Set  can  operate  down  to  -40°  F  (-40°  C)  by  using  an  electric  heater  around  the  AFFF  tank  to  keep  the  water  mixed solution from freezing. d. LIMITATION. At least two, and preferably three highly skilled operators are required to fight a berm fire with this equipment,  one  manning  the  nozzle  and  the  others  to  assist  In  dragging  and  maneuvering  the  hoses  or  replacing  the nozzle operator if necessary.  The unit has only a 40-50 foot (12-15 meter) range requiring close-in position and therefore it is mandatory that all operating personnel wear protective clothing. 1-2

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