VAPOR DISPERSION, FIRE CONTROL, AND FIRE EXTINGUISHMENT FOR LNG SPILLS
Reports on the American Gas Association sponsored series of tests to determine some of the characteristics of LNG, particularly as they are related to vapor dispersion and accidental fires following LNG spills on land. The following areas were studied: 1) Reduction in vapor concentartion using high expansion foam. 2) Extinguishment of LNG fires using dry chemical agents. 3) Control of LNG fires using high expansion foam. The tests were run using fire sizes from 5 ft in diameter to 30 ft by 40 ft, and LNG burning rates up to 1.5 in/min were studied.
- 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.
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20593
- West, H H
- BROWN, L E
- Welker, J R
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Fire fighting; Fire fighting equipment; Fires; Foams; Fog dispersal; Liquefied natural gas; Marine safety; Safety; Spills (Pollution); Tankers; Vapors
- Old TRIS Terms: Lng fires; Lng safety; Lng spills; Tanker safety; Vapor cloud dispersion
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00127094
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM