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Oxygen Dilution Requirements for Inerting Aircraft Fuel Tanks.

Authors
Kuchta-JM
Source
Proc 2nd Conf on Fuel Systems Fire Safety 1970 May; :85-117
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10000533
Abstract
The effectiveness of various inerting agents to prevent ignition and flame propagation in hydrocarbon fuel-air systems is briefly reviewed. Data are presented on the variation of limits of flammability, minimum ignition energies, and minimum autoignition temperatures with oxidant or diluent concentration. For inerting aircraft fuel tanks containing jet a or jet b type fuels at 100 deg. F, it is recommended that the oxygen concentration be maintained below 10 volume-percent with nitrogen as the inert and below 12.5 Volume-percent with carbon dioxide as the inert. An expression for calculating the oxygen dilution requirements at various temperatures is also given in this paper.
Publication Date
19700501
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1970
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 41-71
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Proc. 2nd Conf. on Fuel Systems Fire Safety, May 6-7, 1970, Faa, Washington, DC, PP. 85-117
State
DC; WA;
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