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A new unified investigation into vapour cloud fires

Daish, NC and Linden, PF and Vieillard, V and Nedelka, D and Roberts, TA and Butler, CJ (2001) A new unified investigation into vapour cloud fires. IGT International Liquefied Natural Gas Conference Proceedings, 2. ISSN 0197-2782

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Two new series of medium-scale tests were carried out, i.e., LNG vapor clouds produced with deliberately high gas concentrations to study fireball formation, and horizontal momentum releases of LPG, in which ignitability effects were presented. Extensive data were collected in both sets of experiments on vapor concentrations, flame development, and thermal radiation. Very different fires resulted from a jet release and from a high volume flux area release due to the concentration field in the two gas clouds. In the jet release, there was strong mixing with the ambient air and the concentrations were relatively small, compared with the deliberately vapor-rich area release where mixing is reduced and a significant fraction of the plume is above the upper flammability limit. In the jet release, the fire burned back from the ignition point to the source, and produced relatively little change in the jet.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:04
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