Estimation of Flammability Limits of Selected Fluorocarbons with F(sub 2) and CIF(sub3) Metadata

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  • Main Title Estimation of Flammability Limits of Selected Fluorocarbons with F(sub 2) and CIF(sub3)


  • Author: Trowbridge, L.D.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Science.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Science (SC) (United States)


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Tennessee
    Additional Info: Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)


  • Creation: 1999-09-01


  • English


  • Content Description: During gaseous diffusion plant operations, conditions leading to the formation of flammable gas mixtures may occasionally arise. Currently, these could consist of the evaporative coolant CFC-114 and fluorinating agents such as F(sub 2) and CIF(sub 3). Replacement of CFC-114 with non-ozone-depleting substitutes such as c-C(sub 4)F(sub 8) and C(sub 4)F(sub 10) is planned. Consequently, in the future, these too must be considered potential ''fuels'' in flammable gas mixtures. Two questions of practical interest arise: (1) can a particular mixture sustain and propagate a flame if ignited, and (2) what is the maximum pressure that can be generated by the burning (and possibly exploding) gas mixture, should ignite? Experimental data on these systems are limited. To assist in answering these questions, a literature search for relevant data was conducted, and mathematical models were developed to serve as tools for predicting potential detonation pressures and estimating (based on empirical correlations between gas mixture thermodynamics and flammability for known systems) the composition limits of flammability for these systems. The models described and documented in this report are enhanced versions of similar models developed in 1992.
  • Physical Description: Medium: P; Size: 65 pages


  • Keyword: Flammability
  • Keyword: Thermodynamics
  • Keyword: Flames
  • Keyword: Gaseous Diffusion Plants
  • STI Subject Categories: 37 Inorganic, Organic, Physical And Analytical Chemistry
  • Keyword: Mathematical Models
  • Keyword: Coolants
  • Keyword: Mixtures
  • Keyword: Explosions


  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 1999


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-1999/184
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/12455
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 12455
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623234


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