Flammability Limits over Liquid Surfaces
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A test is described for determining the flammable limits of liquid fuels and for rating the relative effectiveness of soluble inerting agents. This layered cup test resembles the widely used tube flame-propagation test in certain respects and differs from it in others. It requires simple equipment and is especially suited to liquid fuels which are more difficult to handle in the tube flame-propagation experiment than gases. It brings out explicitly the role played by relative volatilities in the case of inerting agents in flammable liquids. Comparisons with tube flame-propagation results and the results of standard flash point methods are made. Possible mechanisms are also discussed.
- Safety Engineering
- Combustion and Ignition