Hazards of Marine Transportation of Liquid Chlorine
Final rept. Apr-Dec 1969
BUREAU OF MINES PITTSBURGH PA PITTSBURGH MINING AND SAFETY RESEARCH CENTER
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The Bureau of Mines has carried out a program of tests in which liquid chlorine was spilled onto a water surface and gaseous and liquid chlorine were released underwater. The scale of experiments ranged up to a 10-gallon 130 lb. spill and to a 72 lbhr leak rate under 15 feet of water. Rates of chlorine evaporation were observed photographically and the atmospheric dispersion of the toxic gas was followed by gas sampling. A concurrent laboratory-scale investigation was made of the rates of solution of gaseous chlorine in tap water, cold tap water, and brine. The enlargement of a pinhole during the underwater leakage of chlorine was also observed.
- Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
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