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Effect of Duct Fire on the Ventilation Air Velocity.
NTIS: PB 289 800 :19 pages
In this Bureau of Mines report, a previously developed theory of reverse stratified flow in ventilated duct fires is applied to mine- related ventilation systems that utilize an exhaust fan to supply the forced airflows. The coupling between a fire and the ventilation airflow in a single-entry duct is analyzed to relate the air velocity in the absence of a fire to air velocity during a fire. By combining the derived coupling equations with the results of the previously developed theory of reverse stratified flow, it is possible to calculate critical flow velocities required to prevent reverse stratified flow in the event of a duct fire. The sample calculations shown agree with the few experimental results available from small-scale tunnel fires.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 289 800
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division