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Document ID (ISN)69947
CIS number 97-1663
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1395-X
Year 1997
Convention or series no. HSE Contract Research Report CRR 137/1997
Author(s) Bennett J.F., Shirvill L.C., Pritchard M.J.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Title Efficacy of water spray protection against jet fires impinging on LPG storage tanks
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. ii, 418p. Illus. 6 ref. Price: GP 175.00.
Abstract This report describes a full-scale study of the performance of a water spray system on an empty liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank under conditions of jet fire impingement resulting from a nearby release of LPG. Results show that a water deluge system typically found on an LPG storage tank cannot be relied upon to maintain a water film over the whole tank surface during an impinging jet fire. However, the deluge does have a significant mitigating effect compared with the undeluged case.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; fire protection; storage tanks; liquefied petroleum gas
Descriptors (secondary) water spray extinguishing systems; report
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) Fires