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Document ID (ISN)104396
CIS number 05-682
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Molnarne M., Mizsey P., Schr÷der V.
Title Flammability of gas mixtures Part 2: Influence of inert gases
Bibliographic information May 2005, Vol.121, No.1-3. p.45-49. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Systems containing flammable gas, inert gas and air were studied to evaluate the ISO 10156 method for calculating the flammability of gas mixtures. The fire potential of flammable gases was the focal point of a separate article (see CIS 05-681), while this article discusses the influence of inert gases on the flammability of gas mixtures. The estimated results given by ISO 10156 were compared with measurements based on the German standard DIN 51649-1. The comparison shows that ISO 10156 supplies conservative values, which can be regarded as safe in all cases. However, in a number of cases, ISO underestimates the inerting capacity so that non-flammable gas mixtures are considered to be flammable.
Descriptors (primary) inert gases; explosive substances; flammable substances; explosibility testing; gas-air mixtures; gas explosions; flammability testing
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; comment on standard; ISO
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Inorganic substances