Measurement of temperature distributions in large pool fires with the use of directional flame thermometers

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Temperatures inside the flame zone of large regulatory pool fires measured during tests of radioactive materials packages vary widely with both time and position. Measurements made with several Directional Flame Thermometers, in which a thermocouple is attached to a thin metal sheet that quickly approaches flame temperatures, have been used to construct fire temperature distributions and cumulative probability distributions. As an aid to computer simulations of these large fires, these distributions are presented. The distributions are constructed by sorting fire temperature data into bins 10 C wide. A typical fire temperature distribution curve has a gradual increase starting at about ... continued below

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KOSKI,JORMAN A. May 9, 2000.

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Temperatures inside the flame zone of large regulatory pool fires measured during tests of radioactive materials packages vary widely with both time and position. Measurements made with several Directional Flame Thermometers, in which a thermocouple is attached to a thin metal sheet that quickly approaches flame temperatures, have been used to construct fire temperature distributions and cumulative probability distributions. As an aid to computer simulations of these large fires, these distributions are presented. The distributions are constructed by sorting fire temperature data into bins 10 C wide. A typical fire temperature distribution curve has a gradual increase starting at about 600 C, with the number of observations increasing to a peak near 1000 C, followed by an abrupt decrease in frequency, with no temperatures observed above 1200 C.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00756103

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  • ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, Seattle, WA (US), 07/23/1999--07/27/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND2000-1165C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 756103
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712490

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KOSKI,JORMAN A. Measurement of temperature distributions in large pool fires with the use of directional flame thermometers, article, May 9, 2000; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712490/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.