The Use of Ni-Chrome Ribbon Wire to Determine the Dimensions of Unconfined Flammable Liquid Spill Fires

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-773
Physical description8 p.
AbstractAs part of a test series to evaluate the performance of optical flame detectors, it was necessary to develop a system to determine the size of unconfined flarnmable liquid soill fires. A svstem usina Ni-chrome wire was developed to directlv measure the surface or horizontal flame dimension in both the " X and " Y directibns, assuming ;hat the fire was oval in shape. The method is described in this report. Also discussed arethe electrical circuit used for the measurements, the calibration procedures, test results and the limitations of the system.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-9421
NPARC number20331337
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Record identifier85a51bd5-a2ec-4bfd-a7ba-f5b579457d3e
Record created2012-07-18
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