Hazard Studies with Hydrogen and Oxygen in the Liquid and Solid Phases

Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 11)


There are many undetermined hazards associated with the use of the cryogenic hydrogen-oxygen propellant system at low pressures equivalent to high altitudes. Among these hazards are those which may be associated with rupture of tanks or feed lines, leakage, or venting. The conditioning and chilldown of systems during the preignition stages of engine operation provide other potentially dangerous situations.


Equivalence Ratio Pressure Rise Blast Wave Ignition Source Liquid Oxygen 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Kaye
    • 1
  1. 1.General Dynamics/ConvairSan DiegoUSA

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