Car Pro X Fire Blanket Test

Published 12.12.2022 by Anne Kathrine

In June 2021 a test series was carried out to expose the Bridgehill Car Pro X fire blanket to a vehicle fire at RISE Fire Research in Trondheim, Norway. 

The Method

The test subject was the reusable Bridgehill Car Pro X fire blanket (6 x 8 m/ 19.8 x 26 ft.).

The fire was initiated by placing small containers of liquid heptane inside the vehicle. The vehicle was ignited from a distance with a cloth soaked in propane placed in the end of a rod. The target maximum temperature was approximately 900 °C before applying the blanket.

 

The Car Pro X fire blanket was applied for 20 minutes for the first test and 5 minutes for subsequent tests and were operated by two technicians using firefighting equipment to pull the blanket on- and off the car.

 

The test was repeated 20 times during the day of testing. The same fire blanket was used each time and the same side of the fire blanket was exposed to the fire during the entire test series. The fire blanket was placed in front of the car each time it was pulled off. 

 

Three thermocouples were mounted inside the vehicle to measure the temperatures, one in the front, one in top and on the trunk.

The Conclusion

The same fire blanket was used to extinguish all 20 consecutive car fires. The quality of the fire blanket was to a small degree affected by the tests. It is in RISE Fire Research’ opinion that the fire blanket could withstand several more tests with the same performance.

 

Full Bridgehill Car Pro X Fire Blanket Test