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Probability And Consequence Of Gasoline Ignition Under HVAC Transmission Lines

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2 Author(s)
Don W. Deno ; General Electric Company, HVTRF ; Mike Silva

This paper reports on an evaluation of the probability and consequences of electric field ind fuel ignition during refueling near HV transmisi lines. Probability of fuel ignition is evaluated using a Monte Carlo simulation and results are applied to a sample problem to demonstrate event likelihood. A series of experiments using a specially modified vehicle provides the answer to what happens if ignition occurs. Results indicate that the possibility of electric field induced fuel ignition is extremely unlikely to occur. The experiments indicate that even if electric field induced sparks cause fuel ignition, this is not a catastrophic event and does not pose a safety hazard for practical situations.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Apparatus and Systems  (Volume:PAS-104 ,  Issue: 11 )