Limits of flammability of pure hydrocarbon-air mixtures at reduced pressures and room temperature

James T. Dipiazza
naca-rm-e51c28
may 1951


A systematic study was undertaken to determine the effect of molecular structure on the flammability limits of pure hydrocarbon-air mixtures at reduced pressures and room temperature. The report presents results obtained for 17 pure normal paraffins, branched paraffins, and mono-olefins.

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