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Title: Thermal environment induced by jatropha oil pool fire in a compartment
Authors: Chaudhary A.
Gupta, Akhilesh Kumar
Kumar S.
Kumar R.
Published in: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Abstract: This article evaluates the burning characteristics of jatropha oil pool fire. Experiments have been carried out in a compartment of size 4 m × 4 m × 4 m, with a door opening of 1 m × 2 m for ventilation purpose. Crude jatropha oil is burned in a pool diameters of 0.3, 0.4, 0.5 and 0.6 m and having an initial fuel depth of 0.045 m. Heat release rate, mass loss rate, exhaust gases concentration (CO2 and O2), profiles of flame temperature, flame height, room corner temperature, door temperature and heat flux at different locations have been recorded. The smoke layer interface is also estimated by means of a thermocouple tree with 19 thermocouples using the integral ratio method. Experimental results showed that the flame temperature profile is similar for all four experiments. Maximum heat release rate achieved is 312.5 kW for the pool size of 0.6 m, and corresponding average mass loss rate is 8.62 g s−1. Also the interface height determined by visual method and integral ratio method matched well during the steady profile phase. © 2016, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.
Citation: Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2017), 127(3): 2397-2415
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-016-5722-1
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/12489
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Keywords: Compartment fire
Jatropha oil
Large-scale heat release calorimeter
ISSN: 13886150
Author Scopus IDs: 55681777600
55491955100
57202479526
55389796000
Author Affiliations: Chaudhary, A., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Gupta, A., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Kumar, S., Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Kumar, R., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Funding Details: The present work is supported by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, under the Grant No: DAE 507 MID.
Corresponding Author: Chaudhary, A.; Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, IIT RoorkeeIndia; email: avichdme@iitr.ac.in
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