|Document ID (ISN)||39137|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0049-8610 - Zeitschrift für die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
|Convention or series no.
||Radiant heat exposure in the vicinity of a chemical plant flare in the event of a blowdown
||Zur Wärmestrahlenbelastung der Umgebung einer Hochfackelflamme im "blow-down"-Fall von Chemieanlagen [in German]|
||Mar. 1981, Vol.27, No.3, p.199-203. Illus. 17 ref.
||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.
||chemical industry; radiant heat; petroleum refining; heat load
||open flames; radiant temperature measurement; thermal effects; restricted areas
||D - Periodical articles
||Heating, ventilation and climate
|Broad subject area(s)
||Heat and cold
Petroleum and natural gas industry