Accession Number:

ADA017447

Title:

Engulfment Fire Tests on Road Tanker Sections.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Steel, aluminium and glass reinforced plastic GRP road tanks, each containing 3400 litres 750 gallons of naphtha, were tested in a fierce engulfment fire. After 4 minutes the naphtha in the metal tanks was boiling and had become involved in the external fire which grew in size and vigour. After 5 minutes these experiments had to be terminated. The tank constructed from GRP was tested for the duration of the engulfment fire, i.e. 15 to 16 minutes. Although the tank was damaged, the contents did not become involved in the external fire. The tests were limited to fire engulfment and provide no evidence on other aspects of the comparison between GRP and metal tanks.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Safety Engineering
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE