Explosion Hazards of Liquid Hydrogen

  • M. G. Zabetakis
  • A. L. Furno
  • G. H. Martindill
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 6)


The use of liquid hydrogen as a low temperature fluid and as a high energy fuel presents explosion hazards not ordinarily encountered with other cryogenic fluids. These hazards arise because of the many unique properties of this combustible in both the liquid and gaseous states.


Flame Spread Liquid Hydrogen Ignition Source Flammable Zone Explosion Hazard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Zabetakis
    • 1
  • A. L. Furno
    • 1
  • G. H. Martindill
    • 1
  1. 1.Bureau of MinesPittsburghUSA

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