THERMAL HAZARD FROM PROPANE FIREBALLS

Tank trucks and rail cars containing such hazardous materials as commercial propane are often involved in accidents wherein the tanks are ruptured and fires occur. In this study, a model for determining the thermal hazard associated with the resulting fireball is developed, and the results are compared with available test data. One way to minimize the fireball hazard is to distribute the propane in the proper size container for shipment and to space the containers so that ignition of one would not result in ignition of additional containers.

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    GORDON AND BREACH SCIENCE PUB.

    AMSTERDAM:
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  • Authors:
    • Hardee, H C
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00096595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM