Process Safety and Environmental Protection 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2016.10.009 View full text
Giordano Emrys Scarponi, Gabriele Landucci, Alessandro Tugnoli, Valerio Cozzani, Albrecht Michael Birk

Abstract: Fires following road or railway accidents may escalate and cause catastrophic loss of containment and extremely severe final scenarios when hazardous material tankers are engulfed in flames. A heat-resistant coating is usually adopted to protect such tankers. However, defects may form on the coating due to wear, erosion, or accidental failures, thereby affecting the effectiveness of the thermal protection. In the present study, a methodology was developed to assess the performance of thermal protection coating…

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