Combustion Properties

  • Frederick J. Edeskuty
  • Walter F. Stewart
Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


Under the right circumstances, almost any property of a substance can relate to its safety. However, there are a number of properties that directly relate to the possibility of a fire or explosion hazard when dealing with combustible cryogens. In this chapter we will discuss these properties as they pertain to hydrogen and methane [including liquefied natural gas (LNG)].


Hydrogen Concentration Flame Front Ignition Temperature Combustible Mixture Ignition Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick J. Edeskuty
    • 1
  • Walter F. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National Laboratory (Retired)Los AlamosUSA

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