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dc.contributor.authorVílchez Sánchez, Juan Antonio
dc.contributor.authorVillafañe, Diana
dc.contributor.authorCasal Fàbrega, Joaquim
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationVílchez, J.; Villafañe, D.; Casal, J. A dispersion safety factor for LNG vapor clouds. "Journal of hazardous materials", 2013, vol. 246-247, p. 181-188.
dc.description.abstractThe growing importance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to global energy demand has increased interest in the possible hazards associated with its storage and transportation. Concerning the event of an LNG spill, a study was performed on the relationship between the distance at which the lower flammability limit (LFL) concentration occurs and that corresponding to the visible contour of LNG vapor clouds. A parameter called the dispersion safety factor (DSF) has been defined as the ratio between these two lengths, and two expressions are proposed to estimate it. During an emergency, the DSF can be a helpful parameter to indicate the danger of cloud ignition and flash fire
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Impacte ambiental
dc.subject.lcshRisk assessment
dc.titleA dispersion safety factor for LNG vapor clouds
dc.subject.lemacExplosions -- Prevenció
dc.subject.lemacAvaluació del risc
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CERTEC - Centre d'Estudis del Risc Tecnològic
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorVílchez, J.; Villafañe, D.; Casal, J.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of hazardous materials

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