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Publication Citation: Suppression of Simulated Engine Nacelle Fires (NISTIR 5499)

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Author(s): Anthony P. Hamins; D. Baghdadi; P. Borthwick; M Glover; William L. Grosshandler; D L. Lowe; L Melton; Cary Presser;
Title: Suppression of Simulated Engine Nacelle Fires (NISTIR 5499)
Published: October 17, 1994
Abstract: The engine nacelle encases the jet engine compressor, combustor and turbine. A nacelle fire is typically a turbulent diffusion flame stabilized behind an obstruction in a moderately high speed air flow. The most likely source for a fire in the nacelle are leaks in the fuel lines carrying jet fuel or hydraulic fluid, that can feed the fire either as a spray or as a pre-vaporized gas. Temperatures as high as 150 deg C are common in normal operating engine nacelles.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5499
Keywords: fire research; nacelle fires; extinguishment; aircraft fires
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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