I agree that there should either be some distance or a firewall betweenbottles
and potential sources of ignition. Since you can't mount thebottle inside the
car, that leaves forward of the cowl or thetrunk. I dont have a trunk (as do
many vehicles) so that leaves onlythe forward area for mounting. The bottles
themselves are notinherently dangerous but keeping the bottle away from
potentialbreaches would only make sense. As Gary described the Aus
incident,that was a disaster waiting to happen.
From: Albaugh, Neil [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:25 AM
To: 'Ed Van Scoy', 'Tom Bryant', email@example.com, 'Keith Turk'
Cc: 'list LSR'
Subject: RE: Nitrous bottles in the engine bay...
I think the thing that makes N2O bottles exceptional is the fact that
they are pressurized.
True, FI lines are pressurized but the volume and pressure of that fuel
is low compared to a bottle of N2O oxidizer. If I used nitrous, I'd put
those bottles behind a firewall.
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ed Van Scoy
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:58 AM
To: Tom Bryant; email@example.com; Keith Turk
Cc: list LSR
Subject: Re: Nitrous bottles in the engine bay...
I think Tom makes a good point about the lines... I have seen a numberof
cars "go boom" when an explosion lifted the intakemanifold. And how
define "engine compartment" Would youconsider a tank in front of the
in the engine compartment? Ican put my gas tank there, why not some