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Smoke Point Height and Fire Proterties of Materials. Technical Report.


pdf icon Smoke Point Height and Fire Proterties of Materials. Technical Report. (12234 K)
Tewarson, A.

NIST GCR 88-555; 50 p. December 1988.

Sponsor:

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB89-141089

Keywords:

smoke; alkanes; alkenes; aromatic compounds; carbon monoxide; combustion; diffusion flames; fire tests; polymethyl methacrylate; smoke points; aliphatic compounds

Abstract:

For entineering calculations in the gas phase, correlations have been established between smoke point heights and heat of combustion and yields of CO and particulates. Smoke point heights reported in the literature were modified such that all the data, including those measured by us, were consistent. Based on the data for 165 fuels from the literature and the data measured by us for 16 fuels, relationships have been suggested for the engineering calculations of heat of complete combustion, chemical heat of combustion and its convective and radiative components, and yields of CO and particulates as functions of the molecular weight for fuels with aliphatic and aromatic, saturated and unsaturated bonds betewwn C and H; C, H and O; C, H, N and C, H and S atoms.