Experimental measurement of a shipboard fire environment with simulated radioactive materials packages

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Results from a series of eight test fires ranging in size from 2.2 to 18.8 MW conducted aboard the Coast Guard fire test ship Mayo Lykes at Mobile, Alabama are presented and discussed. Tests aboard the break-bulk type cargo ship consisted of heptane spray fires simulating engine room and galley fires, wood crib fires simulating cargo hold fires, and pool fires staged for comparison to land-based regulatory fire results. Primary instrumentation for the tests consisted of two pipe calorimeters that simulated a typical package shape for radioactive materials packages. The calorimeters were both located adjacent to the fires and on ... continued below

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Koski, J.A.; Wix, S.D. & Beene, D.E. Jr. December 31, 1996.

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  • Koski, J.A.
  • Wix, S.D. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Transportation Systems Dept.
  • Beene, D.E. Jr. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Groton, CT (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Results from a series of eight test fires ranging in size from 2.2 to 18.8 MW conducted aboard the Coast Guard fire test ship Mayo Lykes at Mobile, Alabama are presented and discussed. Tests aboard the break-bulk type cargo ship consisted of heptane spray fires simulating engine room and galley fires, wood crib fires simulating cargo hold fires, and pool fires staged for comparison to land-based regulatory fire results. Primary instrumentation for the tests consisted of two pipe calorimeters that simulated a typical package shape for radioactive materials packages. The calorimeters were both located adjacent to the fires and on the opposite side of the cargo hold bulkhead nearest the fire. The calorimeters were constructed from 1.5 m length sections of nominal 2 foot diameter schedule 60 steel pipe. Type K thermocouples were attached at 12 locations on the circumference and ends of the calorimeter. Fire heat fluxes to the calorimeter surfaces were estimated with the use of the Sandia SODDIT inverse heat conduction code. Experimental results from all types of tests are discussed, and some comparisons are made between the environments found on the ship and those found in land-based pool fire tests.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97005386

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  • Symposium on very large scale fires, St. Louis, MO (United States), 15-18 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97005386
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2117C
  • Report No.: CONF-970698--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/474864 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 474864
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682524

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Koski, J.A.; Wix, S.D. & Beene, D.E. Jr. Experimental measurement of a shipboard fire environment with simulated radioactive materials packages, report, December 31, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682524/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.