"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> Doug Jones wrote:
> > DO NOT BREATHE HYDROGEN. IF IGNITED IN YOUR LUNGS IT CAN KILL YOU.
> > Since the flammable limits in air are 4% to 74%, and mixing would vary
> > from 100% air in the tidal volume to 100% H2 in the last of the
> > inspiration, all it would take would be one small spark. The
> > overpressure would instantly burst your lungs, giving a fatal air
> > embolism. Ugly way to die.
> Well, you know, last time I checked, there were not any exposed circuits
> in my lungs. Though I suppose you could say that doing this would
> necessitate a no smoking environment... ;)
New Hampshire is quite a bit more humid than Mojave- and here I get
static zaps several times a day, just from fabric rubbing on fabric.
Bad juju around flammable mixtures- when venting ethane during rocket
testing, I either flare the gas off right away, or use a fan to rapidly
dilute it while touching a grounded control box.
-- Doug Jones Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace http://www.xcor-aerospace.com
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