Retardant salt concentration measured in the field
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Charles W. George
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

  • field measurements
  • fire retardant
  • salt content
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 14000


The effectiveness of long-term fire retardants is related to the concentration of the active fire-inhibiting salt. Quality control at each retardant base is necessary to assure that maximum effectiveness is obtained. This note describes simple field methods for determining the salt content of retardant solutions now in use.

Online Link(s):
George, Charles W. 1971. Retardant salt concentration measured in the field. Research Note INT-RN-138. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 14 p.