|Document ID (ISN)||63811|
|Convention or series no.
Center for Chemical Process Safety
||Guidelines for evaluating the characteristics of vapor cloud explosions, flash fires and BLEVEs
||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).
||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.
||fire; chemical plant; major hazards; explosions; vapour clouds; process engineering
||fire behaviour; sources of ignition; results of explosions; accident descriptions; manuals; fire research; mathematical models; prediction; glossary; radiant heat; explosion research
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards