Based on a survey of existing literature, the intrinsic hazards resulting from the unique storage properties, ignition characteristics, flammability, detonability, and physiological effects of hydrogen are reviewed. The hazards of hydrogen and some derivative components of hydrogen, including ammonia, hydrazine, methyl and ethyl alcohols, are compared to the hazards of selected conventional fuels. The fuels selected as representative conventional fuels include diesel fuel, gasoline, JP-5, and methane. The leakage, volatility, dissipation, ignition, flammability, deflagration, radiation, and health hazards of each fuel are considered. Within each hazard category, the nine fuels are ranked, 1 through 9, from the least to the most hazardous fuel.

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  • Pagination: p. 997-002

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 769175
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM