ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)104234
CIS number 05-421
ISBN(s) 0-7176-6100-8
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 340
Author(s) Davies G.F., Nolan P.F.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Computer model for the design and validation of directed water deluge systems for the protection of plant containing pressurised flammable materials against fire
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. vi, 42p. Illus. 18 ref. Price: GBP 20.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr340.pdf [in English]
Abstract This report describes the development of a computer model to predict the water distribution on the surface of vessels containing pressurized flammable materials protected by directed water deluge systems. The model is intended to be an integral component of new improved guidelines for the design of such water deluge systems. The aims of the project were to extend the range of applicability of an existing basic model to a wide range of tank sizes and water deluge designs. Predictions of water distributions across the surface of storage vessels obtained using the model have been validated against measured (experimental) data and a close level of agreement to within 7% has been demonstrated.
Descriptors (primary) pressure vessels; fire protection; sprinkler systems
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; prediction; computer simulation; liquefied petroleum gas
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Compressed gases and pressure vessels
Fires