Journal Published Online: 01 May 2003
Volume 31, Issue 3

Determining Minimum Ignition Energies and Quenching Distances of Difficult-To-Ignite Compounds



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.

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Dean Smith, N
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, NC
Mitchell, WA
Tufts, MW
ARCADIS, Research Triangle Park, NC
Pages: 5
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Stock #: JTE12425J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12425J