The dynamics of flash fires involving flammable hydrocarbon liquids.

@article{Dehaan1996TheDO,
  title={The dynamics of flash fires involving flammable hydrocarbon liquids.},
  author={J. W. Dehaan},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          24-31
        }
}
Victims of fires are sometimes discovered to have less-than-lethal levels of carbon monoxide (CO) in the blood and no significant antemortem fire damage. Such occurrences are often linked to flash fires involving volatile hydrocarbon fuels. In this study, the dynamics of hydrocarbon fuel fires are examined, and the results of fullscale room tests ignited with small (< 2 L) quantities of flammable liquid are found to confirm the theoretical predictions. These tests showed that flame plumes with… CONTINUE READING
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