Fire Technology

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 35–41 | Cite as

Thermal radiation hazards associated with marine LNG spills

  • James H. StannardJr.
Article

Abstract

Estimates of hazardous distances associated with a vapor cloud resulting from a major LNG ship accident have been based on predictions of the cloud's drift and composition, and they vary widely. Perhaps a more realistic approach to determining safe distances is one based on the thermal radiation hazard that would result from the ignition of such a cloud within a few seconds of the spill.

Keywords

Radiation Civil Engineer Thermal Radiation Realistic Approach Safe Distance 

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© The National Fire Protection Association 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. StannardJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Stannard & CompanyUSA

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