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Document ID (ISN)103372
CIS number 04-418
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2704-7
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 127
Author(s) Upton S., Ross D., Pierce B.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Measurement and modelling of combustion products from flueless gas appliances
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 82p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This report presents results of measurements and modelling of the combustion products emitted from flueless gas appliances. Measurements were made using wide a range of such appliances, at varying firing rates, in a controlled chamber, including simulations of conditions that would be experienced in air-tight rooms. Ventilation in the chamber was either in the form of vents in the chamber walls, or at controlled air exchange rates via a mechanical ventilation system. This enabled the prediction of the likely concentration of combustion products for a range of ventilation provisions, room sizes and potential uses of the flueless gas appliances. Concentrations of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ultra-fine particles and aldehydes were measured, together with gas consumption.
Descriptors (primary) gas emission; determination in air; gas burners
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; nitric oxide; nitrogen dioxide; carbon monoxide; carbon dioxide; aldehydes; confined spaces; smoke; test laboratories; ventilation design; dust measurement; particle size determination; sampling and analysis; mathematical simulation; computer simulation; description of technique; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena