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Eisenfeuer

English translation: chlorine-iron fire

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18:29 Dec 4, 2010
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / Fire
German term or phrase: Eisenfeuer
German explanation for EISENFEUER:

Feuer, das an Leckstellen von sauerstoffführenden Anlagen wie Rohrleitungen nur unter Voraussetzungen entstehen und sich ausbreiten kann, die von normalen atmosphärischen Bedingungen abweichen höherer Druck, höhere Temperatur, Sauerstoffkonzentration weit über den 21 % der Luft. Eisenfeuer erzeugen Verbrennungstemperaturen. die ganz erheblich über denen eines normalen Feuers ca. 1000 bis 1200 °C mit Sauerstoff der Luft als Oxidationsmittel liegen. Sie fallen nicht unter die versicherte Gefahr Brand nach den Allgemeinen Bedingungen für die Feuerversicherung AFB 87, da ein Brand nach herrschender Meinung ein en Verbrennungsvorgang unter Mitwirkung des Sauerstoffs der Luft unter normalen atmosphärischen Bedingungen voraussetzt.

I can't seem to find anything on this myself.
Patrick Roye
Local time: 18:44
English translation:chlorine-iron fire
Explanation:
This would appear to be called a "chlorine-iron fire" - see the entries below and further information in the links.

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Note added at 4 hrs (2010-12-04 23:28:30 GMT)
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I should have mentioned that, checking the full original text at: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=51hWgQ7-YR0C&pg=PA29&lpg=... there is a mention of chlorine gas in the previous sentence.
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Lynda Hepburn
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Local time: 17:44
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4 -1chlorine-iron fire
Lynda Hepburn
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oxygen speeds up the burning process
markuslebt

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chlorine-iron fire


Explanation:
This would appear to be called a "chlorine-iron fire" - see the entries below and further information in the links.

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Note added at 4 hrs (2010-12-04 23:28:30 GMT)
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I should have mentioned that, checking the full original text at: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=51hWgQ7-YR0C&pg=PA29&lpg=... there is a mention of chlorine gas in the previous sentence.

Example sentence(s):
  • A chlorine-iron fire occurred in a pipeline...
  • Local heating of this equipment (above 485° F) can result in a chlorine-iron fire from the inside of the container, resulting in sudden release of contents.

    Reference: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=j3AwCqvqIzEC&pg=PA103&dq=...
    Reference: http://www.ashtachemicals.com/products/msds_cl2.htm
Lynda Hepburn
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:44
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Native speaker of: English
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Thank you very much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  opolt: There's no mention of chlorine in the orig. text, and AFAIK Fe+O2 combine very well in combustion under certain conditons even without any additional agent.
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Reference: oxygen speeds up the burning process

Reference information:
hope this helps. never heard of the term "Eisenfeuer" myself, it is not a common expression. perhaps in an industry dictionary or almanach...


    Reference: http://www.industriegaseverband.de/eiga/eigadocuments/04_00_...
markuslebt
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  opolt: Yes, high Ox. concentration enables iron combustion. As seen on utube, so it must be true :-)
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