The U.S. Coast Guard has the responsibility for regulating water transport of chemicals in U.S. ports and inland waters. In support of that responsibility, NRL has evaluated the effect of a vigorous fire on a 4,000 gallon aluminum transport container for hydrogen peroxide. Heat transfer calculations show that the bare tank would fail in about five minutes in a fire exposure but that one-inch insulation would protect the tank and contents for at least 30 minutes. Additional calculations, combined with experimental H2O2 decomposition rates, predict that the critical self-heat temperature for one-inch insulation, while lower than that for the bare tank, would be acceptable.

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    Naval Research Laboratory

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  • Authors:
    • Hazlett, R N
    • Stone, J P
    • Hall, J M
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL-MR-2921 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM