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PRODUCT PROFILE
sucks the water out of the ponds and
can be purchased through BKW GSE.
Bruce Warne, master distributor for the
takes it away for safe disposal. This
method requires minimal clean up when
fire suppression testing system, consultant
compared to the other testing method.
for commercial and military sales and
" Tear down the ponds, throw away
owner of BKW GSE, said the system can
the plastic, remove the funnels and ponds
be customized to fit any airport hangar
and store and move aircraft back into the
needs.
hangars, " said Bridgers.
" They can be custom ordered in
Firefighting foam - like what is
any length that you need, " Warne said.
used to test fire suppression systems - " There's no set number of feet because
every hangar is different. So, if somebody
has been linked to harmful PFOS and
PFOA contaminants in water sources.
needs 40 feet, that's what I'll do. If
For example, water sources for the
somebody needs 80 feet, I can do that.
city of Newburgh and Holloman Air Or, if somebody needs 100 feet, that's
not a problem. "
Force Base tested positive for these
chemicals in recent years, according to
The testing system can be for a four,
news reports.
six or eight position hangar, depending
These chemicals can cause several
on the need.
" Bottom line is, what you can do
health complications. The use of
Bridgers' and Hudyma's fire suppression
with this is, just imagine a hangar that
testing system mitigates the risk of
has 12 nozzles up at the top. Basically,
on your testing, you can segregate those
these chemicals contaminating the
and do four at a time, " said Warne. This
environment. The environmental
way, only one section of the hangar will
companies pump the contaminated
be tested at one time. The system can
water out of the containment ponds
and dispose of it at proper sites that meet
come in any multiple of four, six or eight,
environmental laws, Bridgers noted.
allowing the customer to choose how
The fire suppression funnels are
many nozzles to test at one time.
manufactured by SCS Interiors and

The Test, Put to the Test
Edwards Air Force Base's fire department
was wary of the idea at first, Bridgers
said. So, he had the firemen use the truck
fire hose to spray 250 gallons per minute
down the prototype to simulate a fire
suppression dump.
After the initial test, Bridgers and
Hudyma added a clear plastic window
at the top of the hose. The water running
out of the hose and into the containment
ponds proved the fire suppression system
worked. The clear plastic window allows
the testers to see how the nozzle operates
during the test.
" Is it coming out in a straight jet or
is it coming out in a fan when you're
washing your car? " Hudyma remarked.
After adding a clear plastic window
at the top of the hose, Edwards Air Force
Base started using this fire suppression
testing system in their airport hangars.
The system is currently being used at
the F-35 flight test program at Edwards
Air Force Base. The F-22 program has
also borrowed the funnel system to
perform their fire suppression tests. 

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of januaryfebruary2021

Inside the Fence: Genesis by Necessity
Industry Update
How General Aviation is Helping Support Commercial Aviation and Prop Up Tourism in Specific Markets, Amid COVID-19 Resurgences
Pioneering PCAs in Salt Lake City
FBOs in a Post-Pandemic World
Clearing the Air on HVAC
Totally Boggus: Catch the Plane!
Legal Matters: Is Your Airport Leasehold Taxable?
A Clean and Clear Future
Passenger Experience in the Time of COVID-19
Don't Leave Hygiene Up in the Air
Airport Guru: Airport Development 101: Will an Investment be Profitable?
Product Profile: Stress Test
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januaryfebruary2021 - 2
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januaryfebruary2021 - 4
januaryfebruary2021 - Inside the Fence: Genesis by Necessity
januaryfebruary2021 - Industry Update
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januaryfebruary2021 - 8
januaryfebruary2021 - 9
januaryfebruary2021 - How General Aviation is Helping Support Commercial Aviation and Prop Up Tourism in Specific Markets, Amid COVID-19 Resurgences
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januaryfebruary2021 - Pioneering PCAs in Salt Lake City
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januaryfebruary2021 - FBOs in a Post-Pandemic World
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januaryfebruary2021 - Clearing the Air on HVAC
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januaryfebruary2021 - Totally Boggus: Catch the Plane!
januaryfebruary2021 - Legal Matters: Is Your Airport Leasehold Taxable?
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januaryfebruary2021 - A Clean and Clear Future
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januaryfebruary2021 - Passenger Experience in the Time of COVID-19
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januaryfebruary2021 - Don't Leave Hygiene Up in the Air
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januaryfebruary2021 - Airport Guru: Airport Development 101: Will an Investment be Profitable?
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januaryfebruary2021 - Product Profile: Stress Test
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