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Apparatus for determining glowing combustibility of thin fuelsAuthor(s): D.C. Jones; A. Broido
Source: Journal of Fire and Flammability. 2: 77-86
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionLeaflike samples, approximately 8 cm in diameter, are held at the end of a mechanical arm which reproducibly controls sample movement during the ignition and burn ing process. Glowing combustion is induced by bringing the sample into contact with a small loop in an electrically heated nichrome wire. The ultimate burned-out area is measured 1n an ultraviolet detection system utilizing a vacuum photodiode. The system, calibrated using black construction paper with a series of standard holes in the range 0.002 to 20 cm2, has a sensitivity close to 5 mv/cm2.
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CitationJones, D.C.; Broido, A. 1971. Apparatus for determining glowing combustibility of thin fuels. Journal of Fire and Flammabiilty. 2: 77-86.
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