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ID (ISN) del documento34081
Número CIS 80-1228
ISSN - Título de la serie 0304-3886 - Journal of Electrostatics
Año 1980
Número de serie
Autor(es) Tolson P.
Título The stored energy needed to ignite methane by discharges from a charged person.
Información bibliográfica 1980. p.289-293. Illus. 3 ref.
Resumen A person insulated from earth can become electrostatically charged and may ignite a flammable vapour when earthed. Estimations of the amount of electrical energy required to produce a spark capable of igniting methane vary widely. An experimental setup is described in which methane was ignited with discharges from a person with a stored energy of as little as 1.1mJ. It is suggested that the much larger values quoted by other authors are due mainly to the quenching effects of the electrode systems used.
Descriptores (primarios) metano; investigación en materia de explosiones; electricidad estática
Descriptores (secundarios) investigaciones sobre el hombre; chispas eléctricas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Electricidad
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons