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Title: Measurement of temperature distributions in large pool fires with the use of directional flame thermometers

Abstract

Temperatures inside the flame zone of large regulatory pool fires measured during tests of radioactive materials packages vary widely with both time and position. Measurements made with several Directional Flame Thermometers, in which a thermocouple is attached to a thin metal sheet that quickly approaches flame temperatures, have been used to construct fire temperature distributions and cumulative probability distributions. As an aid to computer simulations of these large fires, these distributions are presented. The distributions are constructed by sorting fire temperature data into bins 10 C wide. A typical fire temperature distribution curve has a gradual increase starting at about 600 C, with the number of observations increasing to a peak near 1000 C, followed by an abrupt decrease in frequency, with no temperatures observed above 1200 C.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (US); Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
756103
Report Number(s):
SAND2000-1165C
TRN: US0003647
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Seattle, WA (US), 07/23/1999--07/27/1999; Other Information: PBD: 9 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILLS; FIRES; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; FLAMES; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION; CONTAINERS; CERTIFICATION

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KOSKI,JORMAN A. Measurement of temperature distributions in large pool fires with the use of directional flame thermometers. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
KOSKI,JORMAN A. Measurement of temperature distributions in large pool fires with the use of directional flame thermometers. United States.
KOSKI,JORMAN A. Tue . "Measurement of temperature distributions in large pool fires with the use of directional flame thermometers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/756103.
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abstractNote = {Temperatures inside the flame zone of large regulatory pool fires measured during tests of radioactive materials packages vary widely with both time and position. Measurements made with several Directional Flame Thermometers, in which a thermocouple is attached to a thin metal sheet that quickly approaches flame temperatures, have been used to construct fire temperature distributions and cumulative probability distributions. As an aid to computer simulations of these large fires, these distributions are presented. The distributions are constructed by sorting fire temperature data into bins 10 C wide. A typical fire temperature distribution curve has a gradual increase starting at about 600 C, with the number of observations increasing to a peak near 1000 C, followed by an abrupt decrease in frequency, with no temperatures observed above 1200 C.},
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