|Document ID (ISN)||56821|
|Convention or series no.
||SRD R 568
Safety and Reliability Directorate
||Calculations of the effect of thermal radiation on a vessel containing propylene oxide
||United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4NE, United Kingdom, 1991. 9p. 10 ref.
||This report gives details of the data used in calculations to find probable times to failure for a spherical vessel containing propylene oxide, subjected to incident thermal radiation from a distant pool fire of 38kW/m2 at the nearest point. Calculations were made using the ENGULF computer code and showed that for a 100,000kg mass of propylene oxide the tank would still be intact after nearly 14 hours.
||fire hazards; major hazards; pressure vessels; propylene oxide
||storage tanks; mathematical models; material failure
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Compressed gases and pressure vessels