Accession Number : ADA321891

Title :   Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Measurement Techniques in Class B Fire Environments.

Descriptive Note : Rept. Aug 95-Aug 96,

Corporate Author : NAVY TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR SAFETY AND SURVIVABILITY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Williams, F. W. ; Peatross, M. J. ; Gottuk, D. T. ; Roby, R. J.

PDF Url : ADA321891

Report Date : 13 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report provides technical information for making baseline hydrocarbon measurements in a Class B fire scenario. The automotive industry along with the Environmental Protection Agency has expended a great deal of effort trying to measure reliably hydrocarbon emission from engines. These studies show a 20% error at concentrations less than 1000 ppm. The higher the hydrocarbon emission the greater the error. These hydrocarbons that would be typical of shipboard fire situations. To date no reliable technique has been identified for measuring the propensity of a post fire environment for reflashing when air is reintroduced.

Descriptors :   *MEASUREMENT, *ENVIRONMENTS, *HYDROCARBONS, *FIRES, *SHIP FIRES, EMISSION, METHODOLOGY, AIR, RELIABILITY, BASE LINES, ENGINES, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Marine Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE