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Subject: Will combustion be supported at sonic velocity

Date: Tue Feb 10 08:59:32 2004
Posted by Ron Ens
Grade level: grad (science) School: none
City: Calgary State/Province: Alberta Country: Canada
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 1076425172.Eg

I am working on a gas well (30% H2S, 10% CO2, 60% methane) and in the event of 
an uncontrolled flow the gas exiting the welbore would reach sonic velocity, 
300 meters/second.  If there is an igniter in place, will ignition occur, and 
how complete would the combustion be?

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