The Modelling of Large Scale Accidental Releases of Dense, Cold Vapours, and Some Examples(eBook)

Published Date

January 1979

The Modelling of Large Scale Accidental Releases of Dense, Cold Vapours, and Some Examples(eBook)

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This paper provides insight into the results of modelling the dispersion of dense, cold vapours. (11pp)

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There is an ever growing world-wide interest in the impact of advanced technologies on individuals, society and the environment. This interest is fuelled by the occasional occurrence of accidental releases of harmful materials into the environment, such as as at:
- Flixborough, where on escape of cyciohexane caused a devastating explosion
- Los Alfaques, where the failure of a road tanker containing propylene under pressure led to a fire which engulfed people on an adjacent campsite.
- Brittany, where the wreck of the tanker Amoco Cadiz polluted the marine environment with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of oil.
- Three Mile Island, where the failure to maintain proper cooling of a reactor core led to the escape of radiotaxic materials into the atmosphere and caused great international concern.
- Cleveland USA, where an escape of LNG led to the occurrence of a fireball which swept through the neighbouring streets.

It is not surprising that proposals to build ever larger and more sophisticated installations should naturally give rise to questions about the safety of advanced industrial operations and to demands for sophisticated safety analyses such as that embodied in the Canvey Island report.

Paper Delivered by:
GD Kaiser (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority)

Prepared for:
Gastech Houston 1979

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Title: The Modelling of Large Scale Accidental Releases of Dense, Cold Vapours, and Some Examples(eBook)
Product Code: 4433g005
Published Date: January 1979

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