FIRE PROTECTION OF RAILROAD TANK CARS CARRYING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - ANALYTICAL CALCULATIONS AND LABORATORY SCREENING OF THERMAL INSULATION CANDIDATES

In recent years there have been a number of incidents in which railroad tank cars carrying liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have been engulfed in fires. The LPG cars have ruptured from the fires, causing extensive property damage and loss of life. This report describes a laboratory screening program to select two thermal insulation candidates for use in future fire tests of fifth-scale and full scale LPG tank cars. Also included are analytical calculations to predict pressures and liquid levels in LPG tank cars being heated by fires. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ordnance Laboratory

    Indian Head, MD  USA  20640
  • Authors:
    • Levine, D
    • Dancer, D M
  • Publication Date: 1972-7-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOLTR-72-142
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1976 12:00AM