Development of a Standard Flammability Test for Water-Based Hydraulic Fluids

    Volume 7, Issue 5 (May 2010)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 14 May 2010

    Page Count: 10


    Khan, Mohammed M.
    FM Global, Norwood, MA

    Chatterjee, Prateep
    FM Global, Norwood, MA

    de Ris, John L.
    FM Global, Norwood, MA

    (Received 7 January 2009; accepted 12 April 2010)

    Abstract

    This paper is a review of the development of a standard flammability test method for hydraulic fluids since the 1970s. Over the past years, the test methodology for qualifying hydraulic fluids has been transformed from a qualitative assessment to a quantitative and model based assessment. The present standard test method deals with the calorimetric measurement of heat release rate of a highly atomized spray fire, fire point temperature measurement, and the determination of adiabatic flame temperature utilizing an existing NASA Combustion Equilibrium and Application Code. In this paper, we have emphasized on the detailed development of evaluating water-based hydraulic fluids.


    Paper ID: JAI102325

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102325

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