SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1996

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


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.

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Heyn, W
Deutsche Montan Technologie Tremonia Experimental Mine, Dortmund, Germany
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 110–118
DOI: 10.1520/STP16284S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5338-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2041-9