Study on the effect of ethanol content on the fire risk of nitrocellulose

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Original languageEnglish
Article number012036
Journal / PublicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Online published10 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Title2019 9th International Conference on Future Environment and Energy (ICFEE 2019)
Period9 - 11 January 2019



Obtaining the burning properties of nitrocellulose with different ethanol contents is necessary to reduce the possibility of nitrocellulose accidents in the process of handing, storage and usage. In this study, the effect of humectant content on the burning properties of NC was tested by the ISO 5660 Cone Calorimeter Test. It was noted that the amount of the ethanol content had little effect on the ignition time of nitrocellulose mixture. Both the maximum mass loss rate and the average mass loss rate of the sample decreased with an increasing ethanol content and gradually closed to fixed values. Also, it was concluded that the peak heat release rate of the sample was mainly contributed by the nitrocellulose component.

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