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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Evaluating the Safety of a Natural Gas Home Refueling Appliance (HRA)

Evaluating the Safety of a Natural Gas Home Refueling Appliance (HRA)

This project evaluated the probability of safety incidents related to use of FuelMaker Corporation's natural gas home refueling appliance, Phill. The results indicate that an individual is 10 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to experience a safety incident resulting from normal use of Phill. The safety evaluation produced an added benefit—FuelMaker incorporated suggestions from the study into its final design of Phill. Home refueling has the potential to increase the availability and convenience of natural gas vehicle refueling infrastructure. It is anticipated that this would lead to more extensive use of natural gas vehicles, resulting in reduced U.S. petroleum consumption. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)


National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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April 1, 2005

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