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.

  • 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:
    • West, H H
    • BROWN, L E
    • Welker, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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