Alternative gaseous-fuels safety assessment

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A relative safety assessment of alternative gaseous and reference liquid fuels utilized for light automotive transportation in the public sector was completed. The specific fuels considered were compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and the liquid fuels, gasoline and diesel. The assessment methodology describes and develops the relative hazards of these fuels from an integrated generic physicochemical property and accident scenario point of view. A technique involving a method of eliciting expert judgment combined with a comparative scoring methodology was applied in establishing fuel relative safety rankings. Limitations of this type of assessment are ... continued below

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Krupka, M.C.; Peaslee, A.T. Jr. & Laquer, H.L. January 1, 1983.

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A relative safety assessment of alternative gaseous and reference liquid fuels utilized for light automotive transportation in the public sector was completed. The specific fuels considered were compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and the liquid fuels, gasoline and diesel. The assessment methodology describes and develops the relative hazards of these fuels from an integrated generic physicochemical property and accident scenario point of view. A technique involving a method of eliciting expert judgment combined with a comparative scoring methodology was applied in establishing fuel relative safety rankings. Limitations of this type of assessment are discussed. Selected accident scenarios included fuel leakage in both residential and public garages; fueling line rupture at a refueling station in the presence of user vehicles or delivery vehicles; and vehicle collisions under rural, urban, and vehicular tunnel conditions. Overall, the results obtained demonstrate dependency upon the specific application or scenario. Gaseous fuels have increased relative risks in certain situations and are relatively safe in others. The results suggest that alternative gaseous fuels are not disqualified for public usage. The assessment also provides rationale for the development of selected safe handling criteria and recommendations.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 6. Miami international conference on alternative energy sources, Miami Beach, FL, USA, 12 Dec 1983

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  • Other: DE84001735
  • Report No.: LA-UR-83-3028
  • Report No.: CONF-831205-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5629518
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093027

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Krupka, M.C.; Peaslee, A.T. Jr. & Laquer, H.L. Alternative gaseous-fuels safety assessment, article, January 1, 1983; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093027/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.