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AFFORHD Informe resumido

Project ID: ENK6-CT-2001-00541
Financiado con arreglo a: FP5-EESD
País: Netherlands

FMEA of DME fuel system

As part of the AFFORHD project a FMEA (Failure mode and Effect Analysis) type safety assessment of the DME fuel system has been carried out. A FMEA is a well-known technique, which provides a quick insight into the hazards of an installation.

The conclusion of this assessment was that the main risks are presented by DME leakages and by failure modes located in the tank system. Due to the specifications of all the mechanical parts (LPG guidelines like R67), leakages are supposed to present a risk comparable to that of a gasoline type motor, the higher severity balanced by a lower likelihood.

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NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
P.O. BOX 6033
2600 JA DELFT
Netherlands
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