Process Safety and Environmental Protection 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2018.04.003 View full text
A.M. Birk, F. Heymes, R. Eyssette, P. Lauret, L. Aprin, P. Slangen

Abstract: This paper presents the results of a small scale experimental study of BLEVE overpressure effects. Testing consisted of a sealed aluminum tube (0.6 L) filled with either water or propane, being heated by a flame until the internal pressure led to catastrophic failure and explosion. Three parameters were controlled during the experiments: the failing pressure, the weakened length on the tube and the fill level. BLEVEs were obtained with tests involving water and propane. Blast gages and optical techniques were …

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