Accession Number:

ADA532250

Title:

Considerations for Determining Safe Separation Distances from Mass Fires: a Literature Search

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This paper is a brief summary of a comprehensive literature search described in greater detail in a larger Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board DDESB Technical Paper. The DDESB Technical Paper includes descriptions and discussion of the following Accidents and incidents Experimental studies--small- and large-scale Analytical studies Why the current weight based approach, D kW exp 13, does not adequately address safe separation distances from mass fires Recommendations and suggested future work. This paper presents descriptions and discussions of the first three items, while a companion paper, Reference 1, presents the latter two.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE