ESTIMATE OF THE POTENTIAL BENEFIT OF THE PRESSURE RELIEF VENT/FLAME DEFLECTOR CONCEPT USING IN-DEPTH ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS

In-depth fire/explosion accident investigations were used to assess the potential benefits of the pressure relief vent/flame deflector concepts. Additional information obtained through analysis of the Coast Guard BAR file, telephone interviews with explosion victims and CG-357 data provided data from which numerical estimates in the reduction in the number of lives lost, number of serious injuries, and amount of property damage could be made. In addition, in-depth accident investigations were used to obtain information on personal actions and reactions, fire fighting propensity and capability in an explosion/fire situation aboard recreational boats. Based on the data reported herein, it is estimated that above 3 lives per year can be saved, over 50 injuries (burns) can be prevented, and about a million dollars of property damage can be prevented. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wyle Laboratories

    128 Maryland Street
    El Segundo, CA  USA  90245
  • Authors:
    • Sautkulis, C
    • Bowman, J
    • Smith, B
    • MacNeill, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 210 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MSR-76-47, USCG-D-50-77
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-40672-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 2002 12:00AM