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Document ID (ISN)104336
CIS number 05-685
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2988-0
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 333
Author(s) Atherton W.
Health and Safety Executive
Title An experimental investigation of bund wall overtopping and dynamic pressures on the bund wall following catastrophic failure of a storage vessel
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. viii, 246p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract This report describes the development of a laboratory facility to conduct tests simulating the sudden failure of a tank used for the bulk storage of hazardous liquids. Such failures are rare. However, experience has shown that when they do occur, a large proportion of the liquid is likely to escape over the surrounding bund wall or embankment, even if the force of the wave impact does not damage the retaining structures. The facility will be of value to the Health and Safety Execxutive in the performance of its statutory duties, and may be of value to tank storage operators in their consideration of the extent and severity of foreseeable major accidents, in risk assessments and in consideration of practical measures to reduce these risks.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; bund walls; hazard evaluation; storage tanks
Descriptors (secondary) report; simulation facilities; safety by design; material failure; glossary; major hazards
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) Fires
Risk evaluation