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Electric Ignition of Lycopodium Powder in a Modified Hartmann Apparatus.
Kubala TA; Perzak FJ; Litchfield EL
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Electric discharge ignition has been reinvestigated in a modified hartmann apparatus for lycopodium powder with air. Minimum stored energy to ignite aid dispersions of lycopodium was 25 to 30 mj; ignition occurred with 1 gram of lycopodium dispersed into the 2.7- Liter vessel. Ignition energy was measured as a function of the weight of powder used, although some reservations are expressed concerning the uniformity of the lycopodium-air mixtures. In particular, wall layers of lycopodium, remaining after dispersal of 1 gram of lycopodium, were as easily ignitable as the most easily ignited air dispersion. Thus, an unanswered question has arisen concerning the role of surface coatings in the flammability of all marginally ignitable mixtures.
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