Describes a series of experiments carried out in order to collect data necessary to elaborate realistic emergency plans to be executed in case of large spills of heavy gases. Special attention was given to the abatement of chlorine clouds as chlorine constitutes one of the major threats. It is a gas with a relatively high toxicity which is stored and transported in fairly large quantities. The experiments were carried out in the Netherlands in the period October 1973 to April 1974 under the responsibility of the Committee on Disaster Prevention. The experiments comprised four different parts which are dealt with seperately 1) Dispersion of heavy gases after an instantaneous release; 2) Penetration of heavy gases in buildings during the passage of a gas-cloud; 3) Influence of a chlorine-cloud on motorised traffic; 4) Suppression and abatement of chlorine-clouds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Buschmann, C H
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM