MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 247, 2018Fire and Environmental Safety Engineering 2018 (FESE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||10 December 2018|
Flammability parameters of sprayed and foam aerosols selected for studies
The Main School of Fire Service, Faculty of Fire Safety Engineering, 52/54 Slowackiego St., 01-629 Warsaw, Poland
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The paper presents classification criteria for flammability parameters of sprayed and foamed aerosols [1-3]. Tests were carried out to determine such flammability criteria, as combustion heat of a substance, distance of sprayed aerosol from the ignition source at which ignition takes place, time equivalent necessary for ignition to take place and the density of deflagration for sprayed aerosols. For foamed aerosols the determined parameters comprised combustion heat parameters for a substance, the maximum flame height and the flame retention time. Based on the obtained flammability it may be unequivocally stated that aerosol products pose a serious fire hazard. Aerosols selected for testing pose a serious explosion hazard within a confined space. It seems that from among all the tested aerosols the most hazardous products in this respect comprise solvent and stain remover and DW 40. Within a space of 200 dm3 those products required 3 and 4 seconds of aerosol spraying respectively until the moment of initiating an explosion. Aerosol products in which use was made of propane-butane a carrier gas characterise by very similar flammability and explosivitiy parameters within a closed or confined space.
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