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Ignition risks of fiber optic systems
Author(s): Peter C. Hills; Peter J. Samson
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Paper Abstract

Fibre optic systems present a very real hazard when used in the presence of combustible gases. A theoretical model of the ignition risks of fibre optic systems in such environments has been developed which compares well with experimentally determined minimum power levels for ignition. Whilst the strict theoretical model is complex, a simple method of determining the ignitions risks for arbitrary optical fibre parameters and wavelength is presented.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1589, Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50979
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Peter C. Hills, BHP Research (Australia)
Peter J. Samson, BHP Research (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1589:
Specialty Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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