3-M PROGRAM--Program that requires the testing of
AFFF SINGLE-SPEED INJECTION PUMP--
damage control equipment and preparation of
Permanently mounted, positive displacement,
inspection reports. These actions improve the
electrically driven, sliding-vane type of pump.
AFFF SPRINKLER SYSTEM--An AFFF sprinkler
documentation of maintenance information for
system is a subsystem of AFFF generating systems.
AFFF STATION OPERATOR--The AFFF station
ABSORPTION--Penetration of solid materials or
operator ensures that there is a constant supply of
liquids by a foreign substance (such as a chemical
AFFF to the hose team for fire fighting.
agent) without a chemical reaction.
A F F F TA N K S -- T h e t a n k s a r e r e c t a n g u l a r o r
ACCESSMAN--The accessman will open doors,
cylindrical in shape and are fabricated out of 90/10
hatches, and clear routes as necessary to provide
copper-nickel or corrosion-resistant steel. Each
access to the fire when directed by the scene leader.
service tank is located inside the AFFF station and
ACTIVE DESMOKING--Removing smoke and heat
is fitted with a gooseneck vent, drain connection,
from the smoke control zone between the inner
fill connection, liquid level indicator, recirculating
smoke boundary and outer smoke boundary before
line, and an access manhole for tank maintenance.
extinguishing the fire, aiding fire-fighting efforts,
AFFF TRANSFER PUMPS--Permanently mounted,
and reducing smoke spread in the ship. Active
single-speed, centrifugal type, electrically driven
desmoking is applied only for fires that involve
pump. These pumps are provided in 360 gpm
primarily class ALPHA and class CHARLIE
c a p a c i t y. T h e t r a n s f e r p u m p m ove s A F F F
concentrate through the AFFF fill-and-transfer
ACUTE EXPOSURE--Those in which doses are
subsystem to all AFFF station service tanks on a
received in a short time, normally less than 24
hours, as a result of exposure to initial radiation,
AFFF TRANSFER SYSTEM--The transfer system
can deliver AFFF concentrate to on-station service
tanks via a transfer main. The transfer main consists
radiation that is received over a period of time that is
of a large pipe with smaller branch connections
interconnecting the AFFF service and storage
ADSORPTION--Adhesion of molecules of a foreign
substance (such as a chemical agent) to the surface
AFFF TWO-SPEED INJECTION PUMP--
of solid materials (including crevices) or liquids
Designed to meet the demand for either a low or a
without a chemical reaction.
high fire-fighting capability. The two-speed AFFF
AEROSOL--A suspension of fine liquid droplets or
pump consists of a positive displacement pump
solid particles in a gaseous medium, the particles
rated at 175 psi, a motor, and a reducer, coupled
being small enough to remain suspended for a
together with flexible couplings and mounted on a
significant period of time and behave like a vapor;
examples of solid particulate aerosols are dust and
AFLOAT TRAINING GROUPS (ATG)--Provide
smoke; common liquid droplet aerosols are
Navy ships with examples and packages of
perfumes, oil mists, and fog.
recommended damage control drills.
AEROSOLIZATION--The physical process of
breaking up solid or liquid into small particles or
AFTER WELL DECK--Between the upper deck and
the poop deck.
droplets and suspending them in air.