Accession Number:

AD0753561

Title:

The Interaction of Liquid Hydrocarbons with Water.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

An investigation into the explosion phenomenon recently reported in an investigation into the hazards of liquified natural gas LNG is reported. Repeated experiments were conducted in which LNG was dropped onto a variety of liquid samples. Although an explosion could not be obtained when pure water was used as the sample, water contaminated by n-hexane or by toluene gave an explosion every time. Peak explosion pressures are given for a variety of different experimental conditions. Further experiments indicated that a minor, high-boiling constituents of LNG may play an important part in the explosion mechanism, and b an important scaling-up factor was observed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE