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Experimental Investigation of Flame and Pressure Dynamics after Spontaneous Ignition in Tube Geometry


Spontaneous ignition processes due to high pressure hydrogen releases into air are known phenomena. The sudden expansion of pressurized hydrogen into a pipe, filled with ambient air, can lead to a spontaneous ignition with a jet fire. This paper presents results of an experimental investigation of the visible flame propagation and pressure measurements in 4 mm extension tubes of up to 1 m length attached to a bulk vessel by a rupture disc. Transparent glass tubes for visual observation and shock wave pressure sensors are used in this study. The effect of the extension tube length on the development of a stable jet fire after a spontaneous ignition is discussed.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: Germany

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Experimental investigation of flame and pressure dynamics after spontaneous ignition in tube geometry

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