Fire Technology

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 193–196 | Cite as

Fuel tank inerting and fire fighting, with liquid nitrogen

  • Tolman Geffs


The vapor space in fuel tanks becomes a serious hazard when the vapor-to-air ratio falls within the explosive limits of the mixture. the author discusses a system that prevents the formation of explosive mixtures by using liquid nitrogen to render the vapor space inert.


Fire Technology Fire Fighting Fuel Tank National Fire Protection Association Breathing System 
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  • Tolman Geffs

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