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Test Results Prepared for Honeywell:Flammability of Refrigerants in the Japanese High Pressure Gas Law Test

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Author(s)

Gregory T. Linteris, John L. Pagliaro, Peter B. Sunderland

Abstract

The goal of the work was to determine the flammability of R1234ze(E) (C3H2F4) per the Japanese High Pressure Gas Law (see Appendix I). Tests were also performed with R32 (CH2F2), R134a (C2H2F4) and methane (CH4), to provide a baseline for comparison of the results with R1234ze(E). Since the measured flammability of the mixture might be affected by the ignition source, tests were conducted with either copper wire (0.08 mm diameter) or the standard platinum wire (0.3 mm diameter). To aid in the interpretation of the experiments, calculations were also performed for the thermodynamic equilibrium conditions, the homogeneous autoignition time ign, the overall chemical rate from stirred-reactor simulations, and the laminar burning velocity. These latter simulations employed a detailed chemical kinetic model, and solved the conservation equations for mass, energy, and species conservation.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1723
Report Number
1723

Keywords

refrigerant flammability, flammability limits, combustion bomb

Citation

Linteris, G. , Pagliaro, J. and Sunderland, P. (2011), Test Results Prepared for Honeywell:Flammability of Refrigerants in the Japanese High Pressure Gas Law Test, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=909989 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created November 22, 2011, Updated June 2, 2021