DETERMINATION OF RELIEF VENT AREAS REQUIRED TO CONTROL GASOLINE EXPLOSIONS IN CERTAIN BOAT ENGINE COMPARTMENTS

The work was performed to acquire necessary data to prepare a Design Guideline for pressure relief-flame deflectors installation in recreational boats of the inboard-stern drive type. Previous work had determined the feasibility of such pressure relief 'valves.' A model was constructed and carefully controlled explosion created with the simulated engine compartment over a range of explosion levels and with different compartment volumes and different area pressure relief values. The overpressures within the model were recorded for the various conditions using a unique acoustic vapor level detection system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    7800 Governors Drive West
    Huntsville, AL  United States  35805

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Losey, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-75-26 Final Rpt., USCG-D-132-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM