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Expansion of DOE-DOT Tight Oil Research Work

The Departments of Energy and Transportation commissioned a technical team through Sandia to examine the properties of tight crude oils as they relate to potential combustion events in the rail transport environment. Key objectives of this investigation are to characterize and define tight crude oils based on their chemical and physical properties, and identify properties [...]

Sandia Participates in Office of Science’s National Science Bowl

The Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl® (NSB) is a nationwide academic competition that tests middle and high school student teams’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. The DOE created the National Science Bowl® in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in [...]

Crude Oil Properties Relevant to Handling and Fire Safety in Transport

The Department of Energy commissioned a technical team through Sandia National Laboratories to examine the properties of tight crude oils as they relate to potential combustion events in the rail transport environment. Key investigation objectives are to characterize and define tight crude oils based on their chemical and physical properties, and identify properties that could [...]

Turbulent Mixed-Mode Combustion Studied in a New Piloted Burner

Isometric solid model of the piloted burner (left) and cutaway schematic (right) with dimensions in millimeters. Flame stability is an important trait of practical combustors that impacts combustion emissions and the ability of the combustor to operate effectively with changing fuel and oxidizer compositions and flow rates. Fuel and oxidizer in combustion systems [...]