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Document ID (ISN)56967
CIS number 91-2000
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0327-X
Year 1988
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 17/1988
Author(s) Britter R.E., McQuaid J.
Title Workbook on the dispersion of dense gases
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, St. Hugh's House, Stanley Precinct, Trinity Road, Bootle, Merseyside L20 3QY, United Kingdom, 1988. 162p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Price: GBP 35.00.
Abstract This workbook considers simple methods of estimating the dispersion of dense gases in the atmosphere and hence the consequences of accidents involving the release to the atmosphere of hazardous gases. Current knowledge is presented in a form which can be readily applied by non-specialists faced with meeting the requirements of regulations. Contents: scope and purpose of the workbook; information needs of the user; development of the workbook methods; influence of peripheral variables (surface roughness, atmospheric stability, source geometry, obstacles and buildings, relevance of topography, releases from elevated sources); examples in the use of the workbook and comparisons with experimental results; limitations of the workbook and identification of research needs.
Descriptors (primary) flammable gases; toxic gases; leakage; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; mathematical models; United Kingdom
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) Major hazards
Risk evaluation