Explosions of LNG in water are identified as vapor explosions, and the available information on vapor explosions is reviewed with emphasis on methods for evaluating the destructive kinetic energy release from a specified accident. A theoretical method of calculating the maximum destructive energy is evaluated on the basis of measured values for medium size interactions on the order of 50 kg of hot liquid. Extrapolation of this theoretical approach to large size interactions predicts very large shock wave energies. Practical considerations which may reduce the actual shock wave energy below that predicted are mentioned.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 3rd International Gas Union-International Institute of Refrigeration-Institute of Gas Technology INTERNATIONAL LNG Joint Conference, Washington D.C., September 24-28, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International LNG Joint Conference (3rd)

  • Authors:
    • Anderson, R P
    • Armstrong, D R
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 6, Paper 3 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM