GRAVITY SPREADING AND ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION OF LNG VAPOR CLOUDS

Present methods for estimating the extent and location of flammable vapors as a function of spill and weather conditions, assuming that ignition does not occur. Although various Gaussian dispersion models developed for describing the behavior of pollutants in the atmosphere are available, these models are for neutrally buoyant effluents and are only valid for describing LNG vapor dispersion at distance far enough downwind of the source so that details of the source behavior are unimportant.

  • 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:
    • Germeles, A E
    • Drake, E M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM