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We use activated carbon, which basically chemically filters the air coming from the engine and fleers out the fuel vapors, and that is the key action that reduces the evaporative emissions," says Greg Green, product marketing/sales engineering manager at Visteon.
An even more ominous risk is a sudden release of fuel vapors caused by failure a pressurized tank and entrapment of such vapors inside the boat hull.
The fuel vapor separators are being produced with EcoPaXX polyamide 410 from DSM (dsm.
The NC-10's fuel tank was one-quarter full, leaving warm fuel vapor in the rest of the tank.
When Fry peered into the aft lower lobe, she was alarmed by the strong smell of fuel vapors and quickly notified the Mission Crew Commander (MCC).
Under the procedure, nonflammable nitrogen gas is pumped into the fuel tanks to keep oxygen and fuel vapors from mixing, a combination that under certain conditions can explode.
EVAL is an excellent barrier to fuel vapors as well, allowing it to be used in plastic fuel tanks for automobiles.
A post-accident examination of the right wing revealed that the internal blast was a result of the backfire igniting fuel vapors that remained after the siphoning.
BE ALERT TO LIQUID FUEL LEAKS AND FUEL VAPORS AROUND YOUR TANKER.
While most fuel vapors, such as gasoline, are flammable in mixtures between about 1 percent and maybe 5 percent fuel to air, hydrogen is ignitable in mixtures with air containing a few percent to as high as 75 percent hydrogen.
Yet no one was certain that a blow-molded plastic fuel tank--which promised to be appreciably lighter and less expensive than stainless steel--would be capable of stopping fuel vapors from leaking out.
Jorgenson concluded that a fuel pump on the center fuel tank exploded during the flight, causing burning fuel vapors to travel through the vent lines of the right wing and out the right wing tip.