EFFLUX OF GASEOUS HYDROGEN OR METHANE FUELS FROM THE INTERIOR OF AN AUTOMOBILE

Gasoline-powered automobiles are being converted to operate on gaseous fuels such as H2 or CH4. These fuels are commonly stored in containers located in the trunk of the car. Potential leakage of these gaseous fuels into the passenger compartment of the vehicle constitutes a safety threat. Definitive experiments were performed to identify the explosion hazards, establish venting criteria and obviate general safeguards for H2 or CH4 fueled passenger vehicles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by General Services Administration, Washington, D.C. Motor Equipment Research and Technology Div. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 75-600005. Paper copy also available from GPO as C13.46:666.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Bureau of Standards

    Cryogenics Division
    Boulder, CO  USA 

    General Services Administration

    F Between 18th & 19th Streets, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20405
  • Authors:
    • Arvidson, J M
    • Hord, J
    • Mann, D B
  • Publication Date: 1975-3-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBS-TN-666 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM