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Document ID (ISN)101142
CIS number 03-376
ISBN(s) 951-38-5392-6
Year 1999
Convention or series no. VTT Publications 394
Author(s) WilÚn C., Moilanen A., Rautalin A., Torrent J., Conde E., L÷del R., Carson D., Timmers P., Brehm K.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Title Safe handling of renewable fuels and fuel mixtures
Bibliographic information VTT Information Service, P.O.Box 2000, 02044 VTT, Finland, 1999. 117p. Illus. 22 ref. Price: EUR 39.00 (+ 8% VAT).
Internet access http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/publications/1999/P394.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this project was to obtain new data on the safety-critical characteristics of renewable fuels (biomass), low-grade coal (lignite) and mixtures of these fuels. Ten biomass and lignite samples and two fuel mixtures were evaluated. All samples were dried and milled to a particle size below 0.2mm. Reactivity of the combustible dusts was characterized by thermal analysis. Self-ignition properties were studied under normal and elevated pressure. Dust explosion tests were performed at normal and elevated temperatures and pressures. Based on the research results, recommendations are made concerning the design of safe combustion equipment suited to these fuels.
Descriptors (primary) plant products; fire behaviour; thermal energy analysis; solid fuels; explosion research; lignite
Descriptors (secondary) wood dust; spontaneous combustion; report; design of equipment; straw; solid fuel stoves; explosion chambers; wood
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Spain; Finland; France; Netherlands
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires