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Stark, G.W., 1962. A TEST RIG FOR REPRODUCIBLE FIRES ON BANKS OF TUBES. Fire Research Notes 493
A method is described for the production of reproducible fires of oil pouring over an array of tubes (the tube rig), so that the tube rig is uniformly enveloped in flames. The effect of the oil (kerosine, gas oil or transformer oil) on the temperatures reached by the rig was small. An increase in the speed of the wind blowing on the tube rig reduced the temperature reached by the rig. The uniformity of envelopment in flame, and the temperature of the tube rig increased with increasing flow of burning oil. The uniformity of envelopment of the tube rig in flames was complete at rates of flow of oil about 3 gal/min, and the temperature of the tube rig became fairly constant at rates of flow greater than 4 1/2 gal/min.
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