Fires in Tunnels

Researching the spread of heat & smoke

 full size mock-up of a tunnel Online — Fires in road tunnels cause serious explosions and loss of life. The main source of casualties in recent tunnel fires in China and elsewhere was the release of toxic substances from incomplete combustion of fuels.

A study published next month in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology will say that the key to solving tunnel safety problems is to understand smoke flow patterns and thermophysical properties of fires in tunnels. (more…)

The effect of temperature on production of bio-oil from straw

From Monitor – Issue 233, January 2018

“Investigating bio-oil fuel production”

Photo credit David Hawgood, CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo credit David Hawgood, CC BY-SA 2.0

European researchers are investigating the effect of temperature on production of bio-oil from straw – an agricultural crop residue…

During the process they used a Microlink 751 data acquisition unit with Windmill data logging software to regularly record readings from K-type thermocouples…

The research will be published in Fuel Processing Technology Volume 172, April 2018, Pages 97-105.

It is available online now at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2017.11.021

You can download the entire issue of this useful e-newsletter at: http://www.windmill.co.uk/monitor/monitor233.pdf

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