INVESTIGATION OF HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH USING HYDROGEN AS A MILITARY FUEL
This hazards investigation was undertaken as part of an overall exploratory Navy program intended to examine the logistic implications, the engineering problems, and the potential hazards associated with hydrogen as a military fuel. Existing literature which is relevent to the hazards associated with hydrogen was surveyed and summarized. The hazards of certain alternative fuels including hydrogen, ammonia, hydrazine, ethyl and methyl alcohol, and representative conventional fuels including diesel fuel marine, gasoline, JP-5, and methane, were compared. The comparison covered leakage, volatility, dissipation, ignition, flammability, deflagration, radiation, detonation, and health hazards.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterBethesda, MD USA 20084
- Bowen, T L
- Publication Date: 1975-8
- Pagination: 88 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Alternatives analysis; Ammonia; Detonation; Diesel fuels; Dissipation; Electromagnetic radiation; Energy; Ethanol; Fires; Flammability; Fuels; Gasoline; Handling and storage; Hazards; Health; Hydrazine; Hydrogen; Ignition; Jet engine fuels; Leakage; Liquid hydrogen; Methane; Methanol; Safety; Ship operations; Storage facilities; Toxicity; Volatility
- Uncontrolled Terms: Compatibility; Deflagration; Naval operations; Rockets
- Old TRIS Terms: Leakage fluid
- Subject Areas: Energy; Freight Transportation; Geotechnology; Highways; Marine Transportation; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00093170
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-4541 R&D Rept.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM