Catalysis Poisons for Platinum-Wire Liquid-Level Sensors
The investigation of a small hydrogen explosion in this laboratory in June 1963 indicated that a platinum-wire liquid-level sensor may have been the ignition source . Further consideration showed that the liquid-level system then under development for the Centaur was a potential danger because of the catalytic properties of the platinum wire.
KeywordsPlatinum Wire Ignition Temperature Sodium Arsenite Ignition Source Wire Resistance
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