The Compatibility of MSDS through the Investigation of the Combustible Properties for MEK

MEK의 연소특성 고찰을 통한 MSDS의 적정성

  • Ha, Dong-Myeong (Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Semyung University)
  • 하동명 (세명대학교 보건안전공학과)
  • Published : 2008.06.30


For the safety design and operation of many chemical process, it is necessary to know certain explosion limit, flash point and autoignition temperature(AIT) of handling substances. Also it is necessary to know explosion limit at high temperature and pressure. For the safe handling of MEK(methyl ethyl ketone), explosion limit at $25^{\circ}C$ and the temperature dependence of the explosion limits were investigated. And flash point and AIT for MEK were experimented. By using the literatures data, the lower and upper explosion limits of MEK recommended 1.8 vol% and 11.0 vol%, respectively. In this study, measured the lower and upper flash points of MEK were $-5^{\circ}C$ and $22^{\circ}C$, respectively. This study measured relationship between the AITs and the ignition delay times by using ASTM E659-78 apparatus for MEK, and the experimental AIT of MEK was $507^{\circ}C$. The new equations for predicting the temperature dependence of the explosion limits of MEK is proposed. The values calculated by the proposed equations were a good agreement with the literature data.


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