Calculation of the impact of the explosion of hydrogen–air mixtures on the safety devices of a vacuum-arc furnace used to produce titanium
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An analysis is made of the hazards associated with the production of titanium in electric-arc furnaces. It is shown that hydrogen can be released at high rates as a result of depressurization of the walls of the mold and the entry of water into the titanium melt. The parameters of the explosion of a hydrogen–air mixture are determined and a method is proposed for calculation of the design parameters of safety devices for vacuum-arc furnaces used to make titanium.
Key wordsexplosion mixture of hydrogen with air smelting of titanium accident safety devices
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