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Document ID (ISN)60302
CIS number 93-984
ISBN(s) 0-11-882036-2
Year 1992
Convention or series no. OTI 92 596
Steel Construction Institute
Title Oil and gas fires: Characteristics and impact
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 238p. Illus. 173 ref. Price: GBP 25.00.
Abstract This report is one of a series concerning fire loading on offshore structures. A review is presented of the current knowledge of the characteristics and consequences of large, open oil and gas hydrocarbon fires of relevance to offshore safety and the ability to predict fire properties for hazard assessment and fire engineering. Types of fire include pool and running liquid fires, jet fires, cloud fires and fireballs. Predictive models are also reviewed. A major gap in current knowledge is the poor ability to predict effects of scale and fuel type. List of definitions and abbreviations.
Descriptors (primary) fire load; offshore oil extraction; fire hazards; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; fire behaviour; flame spread; liquid fires; fire research; ignition temperatures; vapour clouds; mathematical models; prediction; flashpoints
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) Petroleum and natural gas industry