Experimental and theoretical studies are made of the factors governing the weak extinction limits of stabilized flames supplied with flowing mixtures of liquid fuel drops and air. The test program includes wide variations in inlet air pressure, velocity and turbulence level, and also covers wide ranges of fuel volatility and mean drop size. The influence of flameholder size and blockage is also examined. An equation is derived for predicting weak extinction limits which shows good agreement with the corresponding experimental values.

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