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  United States  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