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Ignition of hydraulic fluid sprays by open flames and hot surfaces.

Authors
Yuan-L
Source
J Loss Prev Process Ind 2006 Jul; 19(4):353-361
NIOSHTIC No.
20030416
Abstract
A study of the ignition of non-fire-resistant hydraulic fluid sprays was conducted by NIOSH. Both an open flame and a hot steel surface were used as the external heat sources. With the open flame as the heat source, the minimum oil temperature and minimum spray nozzle pressure that resulted in an ignition were measured. The effects of the distance between the open flame and the nozzle and the nozzle orifice diameter on the ignitability of the hydraulic fluid sprays were examined. With the hot surface as the heat source, the minimum surface ignition temperature was determined. The degree of oil atomization and the relative direction of oil injection with respect to the hot surface are discussed. The ignition of oil sprays from the impingement of oil jets onto a vertical surface was also investigated. Finally, the results are compared with those obtained for fire-resistant hydraulic fluids.
Keywords
Mining-industry; Ignition-sources; Fire-hazards; Hazards; Injuries; Safety-research; Construction; Ignition; Hydraulic-fluids; Coal-mining; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining
Contact
NIOSH Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 18070, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
CODEN
JLPIE9
Publication Date
20060701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
LYuan1@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0950-4230
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
State
PA
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