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Determining Minimum Ignition Energies and Quenching Distances of Difficult-To-Ignite Compounds
Dean Smith, N
Senior project scientist and electronics technician, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, NC
Research scientist, ARCADIS, Research Triangle Park, NC
(Received 15 July 2002; accepted 23 December 2002)
Difficulties experienced using ASTM Method E 582-88 for determination of minimum ignition energies of compounds more difficult to ignite than simple hydrocarbons are described along with remedies for overcoming those difficulties. Minimum ignition energies and associated quenching distances are reported for four hydrofluorocarbon compounds using a modified Method E 582-88 apparatus and procedure.
minimum ignition energy, quenching distance, hydrofluorocarbons
Paper ID: JTE12425J
Title Determining Minimum Ignition Energies and Quenching Distances of Difficult-To-Ignite Compounds
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