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Structure of Large Scale Pool Fires.

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Qian, C.; Tashtoush, G.; Ito, A.; Saito, K.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). International Conference on Fire Research and Engineering (ICFRE). Proceedings. September 10-15, 1995, Orlando, FL, SFPE, Boston, MA, Lund, D. P.; Angell, E. A., Editor(s)(s), 147-152 pp, 1995.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD


fire research; pool fires; experiments; temperature measurements; thermocouples; velocity measurement; combustion; in situ burning


Combustion, as a tool to mitigate spilled oils on the ocean surface, turned out to be more feasible compared to other possible means by converting rapidly large quantities of oil into its primary combustion products, carbon dioxide and water, with a small percentage of other unburned and residue byproducts. According to Evans et al, "In-situ burning of spilled oil has distinct advantage over other counter measures. It requires minimal equipment and less labor than other techniques. It can be applied in areas where many other methods can't due to lack of response infra-structure and/or lack of alternatives." To establish an effective combustion method which has a high burning rate and emit only environmentally acceptable products, we need to understand the structure of large crude oil fires is not well understood.