A New Detecting Technology of the Spontaneous Fire Position in Oil Tank

  • Kai Shao
  • Hui Liu
  • Jie Liang
  • Yunzhu Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 163)


As the amount of stored crude oil increased with the development of the petroleum industry, Self-ignition in the Oil tank has become one of the most serious safety problems that affect the sustainable development of national economy in China. In order to achieve a more efficient approach to detect accurately fire source position of spontaneous combustion oil tank so that the fire disaster can be prevented as early as possible, it is of importance to study the detection technique of the spontaneous fire position. A model of heat transfer was proposed. The simulation results of thermal modeling show the higher temperature of the fire source is, the faster changes of temperature curve are. The results show that detecting the spontaneous fire position by infrared technique is a feasible means and detection technology is introduced.


Spontaneous combustion Detection of fire source Infrared technique Oil tank 



Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51104134); Program of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (2011QK390); XinMiao Project of Science & Technology Department of Zhejiang Province (2011R409003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Quality and Safety EngineeringChina Jiliang UniversityHangzhouChina

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