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Electro Optical Industries BB Emissivity Coatings

Electro Optical Industries (EOI) uses one of two high emissivity coatings on the surface of its blackbodies.

The EOI mid-temperature coating is used on both cavity and flat plate blackbodies that have a maximum operating temperatures of up to 210 °C.

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Measurements of Pool-Fire Temperature Using IR Technique. (419 K)

By Qian, C.; Saito, K.

Ref: Combustion Institute/Central and Western States (USA) and Combustion Institute/Mexican National Section and American Flame Research Committee. Combustion Fundamentals and Applications. Joint Technical Meeting. Proceedings. April 23-26, 1995, San Antonio, TX, Gore, J. P., Editor(s), 81-86 pp, 1995.

Sponsor: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

We made an attempt to measure the flame temperature of four different diameter hexane-pool-fires using IR technique. Emissivities for these four flames were estimated based on measurements of transmitted energy from a blackbody radiant source. The average flame temperature half way to the flame tip was 700-800 deg C, which was in good agreement with thermocouple-temperature measurements by others for a 3 m diameter hexane pool fire.

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Building and Fire Research Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 USA