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Test Programme F3 - Confined Jet and Pool Fires - Technical Report for Test PF3
BFETS Phase 2
SINTEF Energy - Norwegian Fire Research Laboratory (NBL) has the task to carry out a series of fire tests with confined jet and pool fires, according to the test programme F3 of Blast and Fire Engineering for Topside Structures. This report is for pool fire test PF3.
The pool fire test PF3 represents a 6 m2 pool fire of condensate (a liquid fraction from an oil refinery) on steel substrate in a 135 m3 enclosure.
The general fire behaviour such as flame geometry and characteristics, temperature field and heat load from this naturally ventilated fire was studied. The main purpose of PF3 was to investigate the difference in burning rate for fuel directly on steel substrate compared to fuel on a water bed (PF2A).
The fuel burning rate was ~0.22 kg/s. The ventilation opening was 2.0 x 2.5 m (5.0 m2) as in jet fire JF1B. The fire was slightly under-ventilated, with a variation of average equivalence ratio of 0.86±0.29.
This technical report includes description of the test rig, the experimental details and a set of curves
from the measured parameters.
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