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Global Properties of High Liquid Loading Turbulent Crude Oil + Methane/Air Spray Flames.


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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, Gaithersburg, MD

Keywords:

crude oil; blowout fires; atomizing; flame height; temperature; methane; temperature measurements; turbulent flow; combustion; oil well fires

Abstract:

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.