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Document ID (ISN)57457
CIS number 92-266
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leslie I.R.M., Birk A.M.
Title State of the art review of pressure liquefied gas container failure modes and associated projectile hazards
Bibliographic information Nov. 1991, Vol.28, No.3, p.329-365. 71 ref.
Abstract A literature search and review was carried out to assess the state of knowledge with regard to pressure liquefied gas (PLG) vessel failure modes and mechanisms, release severity, projectile hazards, and blast effects. Specific parameters of interest were the effect of vessel initial conditions on rupture severity, and the ability to predict the occurrence of the boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE). The review revealed several areas where knowledge is weak, including the effects of blast on structures, the understanding of the failure modes of PLG containers, projectile modelling for PLG vessel failures, and the effects of fill level on the severity of an explosion or the likelihood of a BLEVE.
Descriptors (primary) liquefied gases; pressure vessels; petroleum and natural gas industry; explosion hazards; containers
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; flying particles; material failure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels