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Simulated Fires in Substances of Pesticide Type

Andersson, Berit LU ; Babrauskas, Vytenis; Holmstedt, Göran LU ; Särdqvist, Stefan and Winter, Göran (1999) In LUTVDG/TVBB--3087--SE 3087.
Abstract
In order to characterise fires in chemical warehouses, 38 medium scale experiments have been conducted. The experiments were performed in a 0.66m3 combustion chamber. On-line measurements were made of combustion gases (CO2, CO, HC and NOx), mass loss, smoke, temperatures, external radiation and phi-values. Intermittently gas and soot samples were collected and analysed for content of organic compounds and amount of soot produced. Main variables during the experiments were external radiation, fire diameter, opening configuration and ventilation condition. The medium scale was chosen in order to give a test method which is more convenient to work with, less expensive than full-scale experiments and still rather well simulates the conditions... (More)
In order to characterise fires in chemical warehouses, 38 medium scale experiments have been conducted. The experiments were performed in a 0.66m3 combustion chamber. On-line measurements were made of combustion gases (CO2, CO, HC and NOx), mass loss, smoke, temperatures, external radiation and phi-values. Intermittently gas and soot samples were collected and analysed for content of organic compounds and amount of soot produced. Main variables during the experiments were external radiation, fire diameter, opening configuration and ventilation condition. The medium scale was chosen in order to give a test method which is more convenient to work with, less expensive than full-scale experiments and still rather well simulates the conditions in a real fire. (Less)
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Simulated fire, medium scale fire experiment, combustion gases, combustion products, phi value, chemicals, polymers, ventilation condition.
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LUTVDG/TVBB--3087--SE
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3087
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95 pages
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Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
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1402-3504
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English
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  abstract     = {In order to characterise fires in chemical warehouses, 38 medium scale experiments have been conducted. The experiments were performed in a 0.66m3 combustion chamber. On-line measurements were made of combustion gases (CO2, CO, HC and NOx), mass loss, smoke, temperatures, external radiation and phi-values. Intermittently gas and soot samples were collected and analysed for content of organic compounds and amount of soot produced. Main variables during the experiments were external radiation, fire diameter, opening configuration and ventilation condition. The medium scale was chosen in order to give a test method which is more convenient to work with, less expensive than full-scale experiments and still rather well simulates the conditions in a real fire.},
  author       = {Andersson, Berit and Babrauskas, Vytenis and Holmstedt, Göran and Särdqvist, Stefan and Winter, Göran},
  institution  = {Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Simulated fire,medium scale fire experiment,combustion gases,combustion products,phi value,chemicals,polymers,ventilation condition.},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {95},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--3087--SE},
  title        = {Simulated Fires in Substances of Pesticide Type},
  volume       = {3087},
  year         = {1999},
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