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Measurement and Prediction of the Combustible Properties of Cumene
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  • Journal title : Korean Chemical Engineering Research
  • Volume 54, Issue 4,  2016, pp.465-469
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • DOI : 10.9713/kcer.2016.54.4.465
 Title & Authors
Measurement and Prediction of the Combustible Properties of Cumene
Ha, Dong-Myeong;
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The usage of the correct combustion characteristic of the treated substance for the safety of the process is critical. For the safe handling of cumene being used in various ways in the chemical industry, the flash point and the autoignition temperature (AIT) of cumene was experimented. And, the lower explosion limit of cumene was calculated by using the lower flash point obtained in the experiment. The flash points of cumene by using the Setaflash and Pensky-Martens closed-cup testers measured and , respectively. The flash points of cumene by using the Tag and Cleveland open cup testers are measured and . The AIT of cumene by ASTM 659E tester was measured as . The lower explosion limit by the measured flash point was calculated as 0.87 vol%. It was possible to predict lower explosion limit by using the experimental flash point or flash point in the literature.
Cumene;Process Safety;Flammable Substance;Flash Point Tester;Lower Explosion limit;Autoignition Temperature (AIT);ASTM E659;
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