GAS CARRIERS-EFFECTS OF FIRE ON THE CARGO CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

Experience and statistics show that fires on or adjacent to the ship are one of the most frequent serious accidents. Fires in the engine room are not uncommon. Leaks in the gas carrier cargo handling system may result in relatively small gas fires on deck or near the ship. Collision or grounding may lead to large oil fires enveloping major portions of the ship. Such large fires may be difficult to control or extinguish and may lead to several dangerous failure modes aboard the ship. For this reason, this paper considers the effects of fire on the sea near the ship or the cargo containment system on gas carriers. This work consists of two major parts: 1. A thermal analysis of the heat transfer and temperature distribution in a hull exposed to fire. 2. Analysis of the effect of high temperatures on the cargo containment system, and the hull. This paper presents the main results of these analyses.

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  • Pagination: p. 99-108

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  • Accession Number: 00173737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Gastech 76 Proceedings
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM