A comparison of H2, CH4 and C3H8 fuel leakage in residential settings

Michael R. Swain, M. N. Swain

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Abstract

One of the boundary conditions for modeling gas cloud motion from a residential gas leak is the leakage rate at the source of the cloud. The literature presents estimates of the leakage rate of hydrogen relative to methane or propane based on diffusion, laminar flow and turbulent flow. These three methods yield significantly different values for the relative leakage rate of hydrogen. An experimental study was therefore conducted to measure the relative leakage rate of hydrogen compared with methane or propane for various leaks. The results from the experimental study were used as input to a computer model to predict combustible gas cloud size and motion in residential kitchens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)807-815
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Turbulent flow
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Boundary conditions
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  • Electrochemistry
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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A comparison of H2, CH4 and C3H8 fuel leakage in residential settings. / Swain, Michael R.; Swain, M. N.

In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 17, No. 10, 01.01.1992, p. 807-815.

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