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Document ID (ISN)56821
CIS number 91-1672
Year 1991
Convention or series no. SRD R 568
Author(s) Bickley A.M.
Safety and Reliability Directorate
Title Calculations of the effect of thermal radiation on a vessel containing propylene oxide
Bibliographic information United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4NE, United Kingdom, 1991. 9p. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; major hazards; pressure vessels; propylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) storage tanks; mathematical models; material failure
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) Compressed gases and pressure vessels
Ethylene oxide
Major hazards