EXPLOSION HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH SPILLS OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. PHASE II
This report documents the results of Phase II of a program aimed at quantifying the explosion hazards associated with spills of large quantities of hazardous material such as liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas. The principal results of this phase of the work are: a quantitative empirical description of the burning behavior in fuel-air mixtures, an examination of flame acceleration processes, the observation that, in 17 large scale burn tests, no transition to detonation occurred, and that methane-air mixtures cannot be detonated with moderate size solid explosive boosters. (Author)
- See also Phase I, AD-A001242, RRIS 12 080426; RRIS Bulletin 7501.
Naval Weapons CenterChina Lake, CA United States
- Lind, C D
- Whitson, J C
- Publication Date: 1977-11
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Burning rate; Crashes; Detonation; Explosions; Explosives; Fires; Flame propagation; Flammability; Fuel air mixtures; Hazard analysis; Hazard evaluation; Hazardous materials; Hazards; Liquefied natural gas; Liquefied petroleum gas; Spills (Pollution); Test procedures; Transportation; Vapors; Water traffic; Waterways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Air fuel ratio; Deflagration
- Old TRIS Terms: Explosion effects; Explosive gases; Hazardous materials transportation; Lng spills; Spilling
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00169238
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-85-77 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-34095-A
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM