Operational tests of two viscous DAP fire retardantsAuthor(s): James B. Davis; Clinton B. Phillips; Dean L. Dibble; Leo V. Steck
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-014. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 11 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Operational tests conducted from air tanker bases in California in 1962 confirmed earlier laboratory and field studies and showed that viscous solutions of diammonium phosphate (DAP) are more effective than any other presently known fire retardant. These tests also indicated that corrosion is not a serious problem if inhibitors are used and equipment is properly maintained. Some storage problems still remain.
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CitationDavis, James B.; Phillips, Clinton B.; Dibble, Dean L.; Steck, Leo V. 1963. Operational tests of two viscous DAP fire retardants. Res. Note PSW-RN-014. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 11 p.
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