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Document ID (ISN)100577
CIS number 02-1861
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kondo S., Takahashi A., Tokuhashi K., Sekiya A.
Title RF number as a new index for assessing combustion hazard of flammable gases
Bibliographic information Aug. 2002, Vol.93, No.3, p.259-267.11 ref.
Abstract A new index called "RF number" has been proposed for assessing the combustion hazard of several flammable gases and their mixtures. The RF number represents the total expectancy of combustion hazards in terms of flammability limits and heat of combustion for each known and unknown constituents. The advantages of the RF number over other indices such as R-index and F-number for classification of the combustion hazard of hydrofluorocarbon refrigerants are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) refrigerants; hazard criteria; hazard evaluation; flammable gases; fluorinated hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) flammability; fire hazards; description of technique; classification; ignition temperatures
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fluorocarbons
Risk evaluation
Halogenated hydrocarbons