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    General View and Critical Considerations of Spray Ignition Tests in Fire-Resistance Evaluation of Hydraulic Fluids

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    The need for a spray-ignition test method for hydraulic fluids to be used in underground mining is described. The current spray-ignition testing method as recommended by the European Commission and a proposed “heat release of a stabilised flame”testing method are discussed. The limitations of laboratory spray ignition fire-resistance testing methods, especially for non-aqueous fluids is considered. Additional measures for minimising the fire hazards in the workplace and the potential use of jet spray ignition testing for hydraulic fluids used in non-mining applications are also included in this discussion.


    oil, hydraulic fluids, spray-ignition, fire-resistance

    Author Information:

    Heyn, W
    Deutsche Montan Technologie Tremonia Experimental Mine, Dortmund,

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.N0

    DOI: 10.1520/STP16284S