Prediction of danger time in the case of hydrocarbon refrigerant leaks into household refrigerators.

[In Japanese. / En japonais.]

Author(s) : MEGURO T., KAJI N., MIYAKE K.

Type of article: Article


Concentration of hydrocarbon in the refrigerator could exceed the lower explosive limit by a sudden leak and then a spark could ignite a flame, causing overpressure. There is a need for studies on potential risks. Thus, the flow rate of the fresh air into the refrigerator cabinet has been defined experimentally, and the spatial average concentration in the refrigerator cabinet has been analyzed theoretically to predict the dangerous time in excess of the lower explosive limit.


  • Original title: [In Japanese. / En japonais.]
  • Record ID : 2001-0800
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Source: Transactions of the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers - vol. 16 - n. 3
  • Publication date: 1999


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