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Document ID (ISN)55319
CIS number 91-267
ISSN - Serial title 0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Browning B., Searson A.H.
Title Lessons to be learnt from an oil terminal fire
Bibliographic information Aug. 1990, No.094, p.19-24. Illus.
Abstract Report of a fire which started when spilled oil was ignited by maintenance work involving flame cutting and which spread to destroy a large proportion of the terminal facilities. Significant aspects of the incident include: fire propagation between diked areas; overpressure failures of fixed roof tanks exposed to external fire; overpressure protection of fixed roof tanks; boilover-type eruption in a burning fuel oil tank; potential for escalation of a floating roof tank seal fire; firefighting techniques for major ground fires.
Descriptors (primary) fire; petroleum and natural gas industry; fuel tanks
Descriptors (secondary) overpressure; fire fighting; fire behaviour; flame spread; causes of accidents; storage tanks; accident descriptions; report on investigation; fuel oils
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Petroleum and natural gas industry