UNCONFINED VAPOR CLOUD EXPLOSION STUDY

The evaluation of cause from blast damage patterns is usually quite difficult, and in the case of unconfined vapor cloud explosions the mechanisms which led to significant blast overpressures are not understood at the present time. The most important consequence of this is that extropolation to larger spill sizes is impossible. Therefore proper regulation and insurance coverage cannot be made on a sound basis, particularly for larger spill sizes than have been experienced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Proceedings consisting of about 45 papers (about 570 pages) will be available in a bound volume from NTIS about mid-February 1976. Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways, Jacksonville, Florida, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Lind, C D
    • Strehlow, R A
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127091
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM