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Document ID (ISN)63811
CIS number 95-290
ISBN(s) 0-8169-0474-X
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Center for Chemical Process Safety
Title Guidelines for evaluating the characteristics of vapor cloud explosions, flash fires and BLEVEs
Bibliographic information American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA, 1994. xii, 387p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: USD 150.00 (USA and Canada), USD 210.00 (elsewhere).
Abstract This manual provides an overview of methods for estimating the characteristics of vapour cloud explosions, flash fires and boiling liquid expanding vapour explosions (BLEVEs). Contents: descriptions and effects of these phenomena including several case histories; basic concepts of dispersion, deflagration, ignition, blast and thermal radiation; overview of experimental and theoretical research and consequence modelling techniques with sample problems. Appendices include effects of explosions on structures and on humans and a case study of gas explosions in a process plant.
Descriptors (primary) fire; chemical plant; major hazards; explosions; vapour clouds; process engineering
Descriptors (secondary) fire behaviour; sources of ignition; results of explosions; accident descriptions; manuals; fire research; mathematical models; prediction; glossary; radiant heat; explosion research
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards