Accession Number : AD0776965

Title :   A Technique for Evaluating Fuel Mist Flammability.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wright,Bernard R. ; Stavinoha,Leo L. ; Weatherford,William D. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Experimental apparatus and procedures for evaluating the mist flammability of neat and fire-safety fuels have been developed. The apparatus, which was developed as part of this laboratory's fuel safety program, is capable of evaluating fuel mist flammability under conditions ranging from low air shear to extremely high air shear. Fuel is delivered through a capillary at a controlled rate, and three impinging air streams form a mist at the point of impingement. The fuel mist passes through an overwhelming ignition source to avoid marginal ignition. Flashback from the ignition source toward the fuel capillary is interpreted as a measure of mist flammability. The technique provides a rapid and reliable laboratory research tool. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Flammability, *Mist, Jet engine fuels, Experimental design, Laboratory equipment, Fuels, Liquids, Measurement

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE