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Transformer Fluid Fires in a Ventilated Tunnel.

Authors
Egan-MR
Source
MISSING :13 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10005340
Abstract
The Bureau of Mines subjected three commercially available brands of transformer fluid to a series of combustion studies. The experiments were conducted in the intermediate-scale fire tunnel, which was designed to simulate environmental conditions in underground mines. The work was divided into three phases. In phase one, the brands were compared for gas production, smoke characteristics, and combustion yields. In phase two, the production constants of transformer fluids and other fuels were compared for the rate of formation of gas and smoke as a function of fire size. In phase three, several diameters of liquid-pool fires were compared in terms of fire size and burning rate. These transformer fluid measurements will be added to the existing coal and wood data that can be used as a basis of comparison for future studies of other mine combustibles. Further research into the combustion product emissions from combustible materials found in underground mines will lead to improved and realistic fire detection and suppression systems.
Publication Date
19860101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1986
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
IC 9117
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
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