Accession Number:

AD0688922

Title:

SPONTANEOUS IGNITION OF LIQUID FUELS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL GAS TURBINE ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1955-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

This AGARDograph is essentially a review and assessment of the state of knowledge in one area of the combustion field, but it should serve in addition as a sourcebook of the great amount of experimental information on spontaneous ignition published in the scientific literature during the present century. The spontaneous ignition temperature of a combustible is not an absolute property and all spontaneous ignition data need to be interpreted carefully in the light of the conditions of the test methods by which they were obtained. Hence the various test methods were classified under eight main headings and have been described in some detail, frequently with the aid of a line diagram. These descriptions, together with accounts of the work undertaken with the various apparatuses, form the substance of eight chapters. Spontaneous ignition temperature data is presented in Chapter 11 pages 61 to 72 for 433 substances arranged in alphabetical order and comprises more than 900 entries. Other chapters deal with general theoretical considerations, fuel additives and applications of spontaneous ignition data.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE