Accession Number:

ADA001242

Title:

Explosion Hazards Associated with Spills of Large Quantities of Hazardous Materials. Phase I

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The report documents the results of Phase I of a program whose object is to quantify the explosion hazards associated with spills of large quantities of hazardous material such as liquified natural gas LNG, liquified petroleum gas LPG, or ethylene. The principal results are 1 a phenomenological description of a spill, 2 an examination of the detonation properties of methane, 3 a qualitative theory of non-ideal explosions, and 4 a plan for Phase II of the study.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE