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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Bowen, T L
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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