THE INTERACTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBONS WITH WATER

An investigation into the explosion phenomenon recently reported in an investigation into the hazards of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is reported. Repeated experiments were conducted in which LNG was dropped onto a variety of liquid samples. Although an explosion could not be obtained when pure water was used as the sample, water contaminated by n-hexane or by toluene gave an explosion every time. Peak explosion pressures are given for a variety of different experimental conditions. Further experiments indicated that (a) minor, high-boiling constituents of LNG may play an important part in the explosion mechanism, and (b) an important scaling-up factor was observed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Chemistry
    College Park, MD  USA  20742
  • Authors:
    • Garland, F
    • Atkinson, Giles
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

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  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-119,11-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM