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Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, Second Edition by Joseph F. Louvar - Wayne State University, Daniel A. Crowl - Michigan Technological University

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Appendix C Detailed Equations for Flammability Diagrams1

1This appendix reproduced (with modifications) from D. A. Crowl and C. V. Mashuga, Understanding Explosions in the Process Industries (New York: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2001) (in press). Used by permission.

Equations Useful for Gas Mixtures

In this appendix we derive several equations that are useful for working with flammability diagrams. Section 6-5 provides introductory material on the flammability diagram. In this section we derive equations proving that:

1. If two gas mixtures R and S are combined, the resulting mixture composition lies on a line connecting the points R and S on the flammability diagram. The location of the final mixture on the straight line depends ...

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