Experimental verification of methane local concertations formation in a confined space
1 VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Safety Engineering, Department of Fire Protection, Lumirova 630/13, Ostrava - Vyskovice, 700 30, The Czech Republic
2 VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Hydromechanics and Hydraulic Equipment, 17.listopadu 15/2172, Ostrava -Poruba, 708 33, The Czech Republic
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Published online: 12 May 2017
The paper describes the experimental measurements concerning the formation of critical concentrations of methane in a closed space. Measurements were carried out in order to monitor the formation, propagation and distribution of methane-air mixture in a confined space. Experimental data are also used for verification of numerical simulations of methane distribution and formation of its local critical concentrations in a closed space. Within experiments, the spaces with low velocities of flow of flammable gas were primarily watching and the measurements provided information about local changes of methane concentration in time. During experiments more points could be monitored at the same time so compact description of flammable gas propagation through given space was obtained. Gained results will be used for choice of suitable mathematical model for numerical simulations.
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