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dc.contributor.advisorSunderland, Peter Ben_US
dc.contributor.advisorLahtrop, Daniel Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorAn, Deukkwangen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-17T07:11:23Z
dc.date.available2012-02-17T07:11:23Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/12385
dc.description.abstractSodium has unusual fire hazards, notably a violent reaction with water. Experiments were conducted to examine the effectiveness of liquid nitrogen against sodium fire by heating stainless steel beakers (125 ml for 5 and 10 g sodium, and 250 ml for 20,40 and 80 g) At 285 °C, a vigorous surface reaction arises, resulting in a rapid temperature increase; ignition temperatures vary from 320-450 °C. At 600 °C, LN2 was added at a flow rate of 3 g/s. Applying LN2 to the sodium fire was effective as a sodium fire extinguisher. The linear correlation of the mass of sodium versus the mass of LN2 is approximately 1:2.9, whereas the analytical calculation of this ratio gives 1:3.0.en_US
dc.titleSodium fire suppression using liquid nitrogenen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFire Protection Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfire suppressionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledliquid nitrogenen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmetal fireen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsodiumen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsodium poolen_US


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