Volume 6, Issue 6 (June 2009)

    Assessing and Classifying the Fire-Resistance of Industrial Hydraulic Fluids: The Way Ahead?

    (Received 7 October 2008; accepted 28 April 2009)

    Published Online: 2009

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    The combustion behavior of hydraulic fluids can vary significantly but many types are currently labeled as “fire-resistant.” This lack of discrimination cannot only be confusing to the user, but may result in incorrect fluid selection with potentially dangerous consequences. The paper therefore suggests an alternative way of classifying 'fire resistant' fluids. However, for acceptance, the methods used to measure “fire resistance” have to be agreed. The paper therefore examines the principal methods in current use for determining this property and proposes a test regime to help define the levels of performance.


    Author Information:

    Phillips, W. D.
    Consultant, W David Phillips and Associates, PoyntonStockportCheshire,


    Stock #: JAI102180

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102180

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    Title Assessing and Classifying the Fire-Resistance of Industrial Hydraulic Fluids: The Way Ahead?
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    Committee D02