Testing of Flame Screens and Flame Arresters as Devices Designed to Prevent the Passage of Flame (DPPF) into Tanks Containing Flammable Atmospheres According to an IMO Standard
COAST GUARD GROTON CT MARINE FIRE AND SAFETY RESEARCH STAFF
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Devices to Prevent the Passage of Flame DPPF include flame arresters, flame screens and pressurevacuum valves which are used in venting systems on storage tanks and tanker vessels transporting flammable or combustible liquids. DPPFs are intended to prevent the propagation of flame into enclosed spaces containing explosive vaporsair mixtures. This report describes flashback and endurance burn tests to determine compliance of DPPFs to International Maritime Organization IMO Standard, MSCCirc. 373, Standards for the Design, Testing and Locating of Devices to Prevent the Passage of Flame into Cargo Tanks in Tankers. This report presents data of flashback and endurance burn tests conducted on four 4 flame screen arrangements and ten 10 arresters. Keywords Arresters, DPPFs, Endurance burn, Flammable, Flame arresters, Flame screens, Flashback, Hexaneair, Ignition, Tankers, Pressure vacuum valves.
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