Global Properties of High Liquid Loading Turbulent Crude Oil + Methane/Air Spray Flames.
Global Properties of High Liquid Loading Turbulent Crude
Oil + Methane/Air Spray Flames.
Dutta, P.; Gore, J. P.; Sivathanu, Y. R.; Sojka, P. E.
Combustion and Flame, Vol. 97, No. 3-4, 251-260, 1994.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
crude oil; blowout fires; atomizing; flame height;
temperature; methane; temperature measurements;
turbulent flow; combustion; oil well fires
Measurements of atomization quality, flame heights,
radiative fractions, emission temperatures, and
transmittance for Alberta sweet crude oil/methane flames
established on a novel burner for simulating
well-blowout fires are reported. The results show the
effects of two-phase flow on flame heights. The
measurements of radiative fractions and the optical
properties suggest relatively low soot loading. The
measured high temperatures suggest almost complete
combustion of crude-oil. However, larger-scale tests as
well as information concerning the physical processes in
the present atomizer and burner are essential for the
application to practical fires and combustion devices.