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THICK WATER [1 record]

Record 1 2001-02-23


Subject field(s)
  • Extinguishing Agents
  • Fires and Explosions

Water that contains a thickening agent to reduce surface runoff, improve adhesion to burning fuels, and spread several times more thickly than plain water, thereby having an increased capacity to absorb heat, cool fuel, and exclude oxygen.


  • Agents extincteurs
  • Feux et explosions
Key term(s)
  • eau visqueuse
  • eau épaisse


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