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Abstract

Production rates and detailed chemical and physical characteristics of solid emissions from underwater plasma-arc cutting of non-active 304-grade stainless steel have been studied. Steel thicknesses of up to 40 mm have been cut in water depths of up to 10 metres. A hyperbaric vessel and a deep water test column and associated experimental equipment and techniques were developed for these studies. Concentrations and compositions of effluent by-product gases were also investigated. Quantitative data were collected and possible mechanisms investigated for the following aspects of the project: (i) distribution, particle size and composition of solid emissions; (ii) composition and flow rates of effluent gases; (iii) effect of depth and other cutting conditions on solid and gaseous emissions; (iv) filtration resistance characteristics of water-suspended particles, and (v) repeatability of cut quality and yields of emissions under standard cutting conditions.

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Authors: WALDIE B, Heriot-Watt University, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Edinburgh (GB);HARRIS W K, Heriot-Watt University, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Edinburgh (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13798 EN (1991) 147 pp., FS, ECU 12.50
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3243-1
Record Number: 199111577 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en