I would venture to say it has to do with ISO 10156:2010 which defines the international standard for determining the flammability of gases or gas mixtures.
>5.5 mol% hydrogen in nitrogen is considered flammable
>2.94 mol% hydrogen in argon is considered flammable
It would agree with what you are seeing. I could only guess DOT and EPA are ok with classifying these mixtures using this standard.
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Riddle me this - why is 5% hydrogen in nitrogen considered NOT flammable and 4% in argon considered flammable? Tried to reach Praxair but no one is home.
This makes absolutely no sense to me.
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