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Water Sprays Suppress Gas-Well Blowout Fires.

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Evans, D. D.; Pfenning, D. B.

NIST SP 995; Volume 2; March 2003.

Oil and Gas Journal, Vol. 83, No. 17, 80-86, April 29, 1985.


water sprays


Large-scale simulation tests were conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of water spray systems to control and extinguish gas well blowout fires. Selected results from small-scale experiments performed in this research program are given primarily to help explain the development of the water spray extinguishment method, but also to examine scaling of important phenomena.