Volume 31, Issue 6 (November 2003)

    Evaluation of the Ignition Susceptibility of Plastics in Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by Autogenous Ignition Testing

    (Received 22 August 2002; accepted 10 June 2003)

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the development of a test system to evaluate the ignition susceptibility of several common plastics in nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) as compared to gaseous oxygen. A test system was developed to allow for measurement of the autogenous ignition temperature (AIT) in both gaseous oxygen and NF3. The autogenous ignition temperatures of Kel-F® 81 PCTFE, Neoflon® PCTFE5, Teflon® PTFE, Nylon 101, PVDF, and PVC were determined in gaseous NF3 and in gaseous oxygen.


    Author Information:

    Newton, B
    Forensic Engineer, Wendell Hull & Associates, Inc., Las Cruces, NM

    Jacksier, T
    Senior Scientist, Air Liquide, Research & Development, Countryside, IL

    Beeson, H
    Special Projects Director, NASA, White Sands Test Facility, PO Drawer MM, Las Cruces, NM

    Stradling, J
    Consultant, Wendell Hull & Associates, Inc., Las Cruces, NM

    Odom, G
    Forensic Engineer, Wendell Hull & Associates, Inc., Las Cruces, NM


    Stock #: JTE12376J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12376J

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    Title Evaluation of the Ignition Susceptibility of Plastics in Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3) by Autogenous Ignition Testing
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