Fuel gas permeability of non-metallic pipes

Matthew N. Swain, Michael R. Swain

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Abstract

Replacement of natural gas with hydrogen in fuel gas distribution systems may require changes to existing systems. The permeability of non-metallic pipes may produce safety or efficiency problems. There is little data in the literature characterizing the permeability of plastic gas pipes. In this work effort the fuel gas loss due to permeation in nonmetallic gaseous fuel pipes was experimentally determined. Since the majority of nonmetallic gas pipes are currently polyethylene, the emphasis was placed on determining the permeability of various types of polyethylene pipes. The energy leakage rates of hydrogen were found to be approximately twice that of methane. Both were negligibly low.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Solar Energy Division (Publication) SED
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages17-19
Number of pages3
Volume13
ISBN (Print)0791811263
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

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Gas permeability
Gas fuels
Pipe
Polyethylenes
Hydrogen
Gases
Permeation
Natural gas
Methane
Plastics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Swain, M. N., & Swain, M. R. (1992). Fuel gas permeability of non-metallic pipes. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Solar Energy Division (Publication) SED (Vol. 13, pp. 17-19). New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASME.

Fuel gas permeability of non-metallic pipes. / Swain, Matthew N.; Swain, Michael R.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Solar Energy Division (Publication) SED. Vol. 13 New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASME, 1992. p. 17-19.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Swain, MN & Swain, MR 1992, Fuel gas permeability of non-metallic pipes. in American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Solar Energy Division (Publication) SED. vol. 13, Publ by ASME, New York, NY, United States, pp. 17-19, Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Anaheim, CA, USA, 11/8/92.
Swain MN, Swain MR. Fuel gas permeability of non-metallic pipes. In American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Solar Energy Division (Publication) SED. Vol. 13. New York, NY, United States: Publ by ASME. 1992. p. 17-19
Swain, Matthew N. ; Swain, Michael R. / Fuel gas permeability of non-metallic pipes. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Solar Energy Division (Publication) SED. Vol. 13 New York, NY, United States : Publ by ASME, 1992. pp. 17-19
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