Development of a Fuel Spill/Vapor Migration Modeling System.
Final rept. Oct 84-Mar 85,
TRACER TECHNOLOGIES ESCONDIDO CA*
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The system of handling aircraft fuels andor missile propellants can be subject to failure. Such system failures could result in a fuelpropellant spill and subsequently result in the release of potentially explosive or toxic vapors into the atmosphere. The results of the Phase I effort included a review of Air Force experience in aircraft fuel spills and the development of models to predict the vapor generation and migration of fuel spilled or sprayed into the atmosphere. These models were then applied to typical sizes of spills and estimates made of the hazard region around the spill. The results of the effort include an identification of the important parameters which influence the mathematical modeling results and estimates of the hazard region. The projected hazard region is somewhat smaller than present regulations require.