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Fire Suppression Efficiency Screening Using a Counterflow Cylindrical Burner

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Author(s)

Jiann C. Yang, Michelle K. Donnelly, N C. Prive, William L. Grosshandler

Abstract

The design and validation of a counterflow cylindrical burner for fire suppression efficiency screening are described. The stability limits of the burner were mapped using various fuel (propane) and oxidizer (air) flows. The stability enveloped compared favorably with those reported in the literature. the apparatus was characterized using inert gases (argon, helium, and nitrogen), and the relative fire suppression efficiency ranking of these three gases was found to be commensurate with that from cup-burner tests. For liquid suppression experiments, a piezoelectric droplet generator was used to form droplets (
Proceedings Title
ASME/JSME Joint Thermal Engineering Conference, 5th Proceedings
Conference Dates
March 15-19, 1999
Conference Location
San Diego, CA

Keywords

fire suppression, burners, drop sizes, droplets, halons

Citation

Yang, J. , Donnelly, M. , Prive, N. and Grosshandler, W. (1999), Fire Suppression Efficiency Screening Using a Counterflow Cylindrical Burner, ASME/JSME Joint Thermal Engineering Conference, 5th Proceedings, San Diego, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911505 (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created March 15, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017