Watch This Rockford Airport Hanger Fill Up With Foam
Looks like a foam party at a nightclub, but it's something totally different.
This is what happens if a fire were to break out at the overhaul hangar at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.
Recently, the Chicago Rockford International Airport installed a $1 million fire suppression system. If a fire were to break out, the foam would be released at the 200,000 square foot jet repair and maintenance facility, from the ceiling and the fire would be put out
Tests took place on Friday to demonstrate the fire suppression system. The result, success.
According to the Rockford Register Star:
The system mixes air, water and a chemical agent to produce heaps of fluffy white foam that fill the jet bays up like giant bubble baths. The chemical agent cools the flames and prevents fire from spreading, while not causing harm to any equipment inside the hangar. Within 24 hours, the foam turns into a powdery substance that can simply be swept up with a broom.
Looks like it could be a lot of fun to play in.
Here is what the foam fire suppression system looks like at another facility