Accession Number : AD0638434

Title :   PREVENTION, DETECTION, AND SUPPRESSION OF HYDROGEN EXPLOSIONS IN AEROSPACE VEHICLES.

Corporate Author : REDSTONE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION CENTER REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

Personal Author(s) : Caras,C. J.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The report reviews and summarizes the hazards to aerospace vehicles caused by hydrogen. Topics such as flammability limits of hydrogen in hydrogen-oxygen and hydrogen-air mixtures, methods of detecting hazardous conditions, and means of inhibiting fires and explosions are discussed. Although relatively few references were found in the literature concerning hydrogen fire and explosion hazards in aerospace vehicles specifically, it is generally believed that many of the procedures used in the handling, storage, and transportation of liquid hydrogen in more conventional applications also apply to hydrogen used as a fuel in space vehicles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, HAZARDS), (*HAZARDS, HYDROGEN), (*SAFETY, AEROSPACE CRAFT), DETECTION, FIRE SAFETY, IGNITION, SPACECRAFT, FLAMMABILITY, DETONATIONS, EXPLOSIONS

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE