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Document ID (ISN)63317
CIS number 94-2051
ISSN - Serial title 0042-1084 - VFDB-Zeitschrift
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pohl K.D., Leisen K., Von Czerniewicz M., Wilkehl R., Wieneke A., Löbbert A.
Title Systematic studies for determining the flammability of vaporized mixtures of water and solvents
Original title Systematische Untersuchungen zur Ermittlung der Zündfähigkeit fein vernebelter Wasser-Lösemittel-Gemische [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1994, Vol.43, No.1, p.23-28. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The flammability of vaporized mixtures of water with n-butyl alcohol, butylene glycol, ethanol, methylpyrrolidone or n-propanol was tested. The selected substances are used as solvents in lacquers. The mixtures were vaporized with a pressure of 10bar to droplets with a diameter of about 50µm or less. In the ensuing flammability tests, the mists ignited at lower temperatures than was expected from the flashpoints of the unvaporized pure solvents or mixtures of water and solvents.
Descriptors (primary) water; ethanol; propanol; organic solvents; butyl alcohol; flammability testing; flashpoints
Descriptors (secondary) flammable substances; flammability; fire research; methylpyrrolidinone; solvents
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) Inorganic substances