|Document ID (ISN)||57457|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Leslie I.R.M., Birk A.M.
||State of the art review of pressure liquefied gas container failure modes and associated projectile hazards
||Nov. 1991, Vol.28, No.3, p.329-365. 71 ref.
||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.
||liquefied gases; pressure vessels; petroleum and natural gas industry; explosion hazards; containers
||literature survey; flying particles; material failure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels