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Document ID (ISN)39137
CIS number 83-101
ISSN - Serial title 0049-8610 - Zeitschrift für die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Richter K.H.
Title Radiant heat exposure in the vicinity of a chemical plant flare in the event of a blowdown
Original title Zur Wärmestrahlenbelastung der Umgebung einer Hochfackelflamme im "blow-down"-Fall von Chemieanlagen [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1981, Vol.27, No.3, p.199-203. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Study on the radiant heat intensity at ground level underneath a gas flare in relation to the distance and the interval following gas release, and measurement of the thermal flux density on the surface of a tank truck in the radiation field. Radiant heat intensity was higher than calculated values and exceeded the skin pain threshold; it was therefore necessary to mark out a safety zone at the base of the flare. Measurements on the tank truck showed a rise of the temperature in the gaseous phase inside the tank, which would be a hazard in the case of empty tanks. In view of the complexity of the phenomena in question, it is possible that the thermal radiation may rise to levels even higher than those measured.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; radiant heat; petroleum refining; heat load
Descriptors (secondary) open flames; radiant temperature measurement; thermal effects; restricted areas
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Petrochemical industry
Chemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry