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Document ID (ISN)35145
CIS number 81-321
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wilson N.
Title The nature and incendiary behaviour of spark discharges from the body.
Bibliographic information Electrostatics 1979, Institute of Physics Conference Series 48, p.73-83. Illus. 7 ref. Institute of Physics, Techno House, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NX, United Kingdom, 1979.
Abstract Experiments on the charge profiles of sparks passed from the finger to an earthed steel ball showed that a discharge consists of several discrete sparks, of which the only one likely to promote ignition is the first. The least energy on the body required to ignite mixtures of town or natural gas and air was determined.
Descriptors (primary) static electricity; explosion research; initiation of explosions; explosive atmospheres
Descriptors (secondary) natural gas; human experiments; electric sparks; town gas
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Electricity