THE INFLAMMABILITY AND DISPERSION OF LNG VAPOR CLOUDS
This paper analyzes the inflammability and dispersion characteristics of vapor clouds resulting from instantaneous spills of LNG on water. First, the statistical properties of the instantaneous concentration peaks in the gas cloud are developed from empirical data. Next, a model of the mean vapor concentration in the cloud is established and a comparision between theoretical predictions and experimental reseults is presented along with numerical results of distances corresponding to various flammability conditions.
- Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways held at Jacksonville, FLA. Oct. 1975 consists of about 45 papers (approx. 570 pgs.) and will be available about mid-February 1976 from NTIS.
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- Fay, J A
- Lewis, D H
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Fires; Fog dispersal; Liquefied natural gas; Spills (Pollution); Vapors
- Old TRIS Terms: Explosive vapor ignition; Lng fires; Lng spills; Vapor cloud dispersion
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00127092
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM