Determination of burn criterion for promoted combustion testing

Sparks, Kyle , Stoltzfus, Joel, Steinberg, Theodore, & Lynn, David Benjamin (2009) Determination of burn criterion for promoted combustion testing. Journal of ASTM International, 6(10).

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Promoted ignition testing [1–3] is used to determine the relative flammability of metal rods in oxygen-enriched atmospheres. In these tests, a promoter is used to ignite each metal rod to start the sample burning. Experiments were performed to better understand the promoted ignition test by obtaining insight into the effect a burning promoter has on the preheating of a test sample. Test samples of several metallic materials were prepared and coupled to fast-responding thermocouples along their length. Various ignition promoters were used to ignite the test samples. The thermocouple measurements and test video were synchronized to determine temperature increase with respect to time and length along each test sample. A recommended length of test sample that must be consumed to be considered a flammable material was determined based on the preheated zone measured from these tests. This length was determined to be 30 mm (1.18 in.). Validation of this length and its rationale are presented.

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ID Code: 31793
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Oxygen, Ignition, Temperature, Burning, Rods, Flammability, Promoted Combustion, Heat Affected, Promoter, WSTF
DOI: 10.1520/JAI102351
ISSN: 1546-962X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified (090199)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 ASTM International
Deposited On: 15 Apr 2010 00:04
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:55

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