A study of flame arrestors in piping systems. Even officially approved flame arrestors must be used only under the exact conditions for which they were tested and approved

Authors

  • G. L. Broschka,

    1. Amoco Oil Co., Naperville, Ill.
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    • Gregory L. Broschka is currently a Specialist in Industry Supply Analysis with the Standard Oil Company (Indiana). He holds an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and has been employed by Standard, or its subsidiary companies, for 8 years. While he was with the Amoco Oil Company Research Department, he conducted research in flammability and flame propagation, synthetic fuels, and leak detection technology.

  • I. Ginsburgh,

    1. Amoco Oil Co., Naperville, Ill.
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    • Irwin Ginsburgh is a Senior Research Associate with the Amoco Oil Company Research and Development Department with whom he has been employed for 31 years. He holds a PhD in Physics from Rutgers University and has conducted extensive research in gas phase detonations and static electricity. Current research interests include unconfined vapor cloud explosions, vapor recovery, and advanced energy sources. He holds 42 patents, has been awarded four IR 100 awards, and has published numerous articles and one book.

  • R. A. Mancini,

    1. Amoco Oil Co., Naperville, Ill.
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    • Robert A. Mancini is a Research Supervisor and Process Safety Specialist with the Amoco Oil Company Research and Development Department. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and has conducted research in reaction kinetics, process safety, environmental conservation, and probability analysis related to process safety and equipment reliability. He is a member of the Static Electricity and Fire Safety Engineering Subcommittees of the American Petroleum Institute Committee on Safety and Fire Protection and is a member of the NFPA Explosion Protection Systems Technical Committee.

  • R. G. Will

    1. Amoco Oil Co., Naperville, Ill.
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    • Robert G. Will is Director of the Engineering and Environmental Research Division of Amoco Oil Company Research and Development Department and has been employed by Amoco Oil or its subsidiary companies for 29 years. He is a mechanical engineering graduate from Purdue University and has conducted research in oil spill control, process safety, and burner design. He holds five patents, has been awarded an IR 100 award, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.


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