The Oil Tanker and the Charged Mist
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES RESEARCH CENTER
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It is shown that a charged mist produced by splashing during oil tank washing operations may easily produce an produce an incendiary discharge under conditions that can be clearly specified. However, there is no clear understanding as to the manner in which the charged mist may interact with various objects, including the water jet, to produce these hazardous conditions. Since the amount of electrical energy required to produce an ignition is always exceeded by the electrical energy available in the mist, a summary is provided describing how the mist obtains its charge and how it behaves mechanically and electrically.
- Safety Engineering
- Electricity and Magnetism