Helpful hints for alumagel mixing procedures [abstract]
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): M. R. Denney
Publication Year: 1984

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aerial ignition; chemical compounds; fire management; fuel management; ignition
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From the text: 'Remember, an aluma-gel mix can 'make or break' a helitorch operation. It is suggested for the inexperienced to invite someone knowledgeable to assist on the heliport and aid in training your mixing crew. Timing is very important. It takes practice for a mixing crew to get a feel for this. A burn boss can save hundreds of dollars in helicopter time if he has a crew that can achieve good mixes when they are needed. The 10 Helpful Hints listed above will aid in achieving even consistencies and proper timing.'

Denney, M. R. 1984. Helpful hints for alumagel mixing procedures [abstract], in Mutch, R. W., Prescribed Fire by Aerial Ignition: Proceedings of a Workshop. Missoula, MT. Intermountain Fire Council,Missoula, MT. p. 208-209,