A Predictive Approach for the Flammability Limits of Methane-Nitrogen Mixtures

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I. Wierzba, G. A. Karim

Mechanical Engineering Department, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

J. Energy Resour. Technol 112(4), 251-253 (Dec 01, 1990) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2905768 History: Received April 01, 1990; Revised August 26, 1990; Online April 16, 2008


The present contribution describes a relatively simple procedure for predicting the lean and rich flammability limits of methane-nitrogen mixtures in air from a knowledge of the composition of the fuel mixture and the corresponding limit for methane. It is shown that this approach can be extended similarly to consider the limits of natural gas-nitrogen mixtures yielding relatively good agreement with experimental values over a relatively wide range of composition and pressure.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Methane , Nitrogen , Pressure , Fuels
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