SHIPBOARD STUDIES OF FUEL-VAPOR IGNITION BY RADIO-FREQUENCY ARCS
Shipboard studies of radio frequency arcs developed on parked aircraft aboard the CVA 42 have shown that arcs of 0.4 ampere or more drawn from locations with an open-circuit potential greater than 120 volts can ignite flammable concentrations of fuel vapor. Such arcs were observed under conditions which were considered normal for purposes of fueling. Measurements of arc voltage and current are reported for various locations of the aircraft and transmitters. Suggestions are made for reducing the possibility of accidental fires.
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- NRL Problem C01-03, Task NR 470-001.
Naval Research LaboratoryStennis Space Center, MS USA 39529-5004
- Carhart, H W
- Williams, K G
- Woods, F J
- Publication Date: 1960-1-25
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric fields; Fire causes; Fire prevention; Prevention
- Old TRIS Terms: Explosive vapor ignition
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00043950
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Mine Safety Appliances Research Corporation
- ISBN: NR 470-000
- Report/Paper Numbers: NRL Report 5443 Intrm Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM