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  • An experimental study on geometrical features of horizontal sonic and subsonic jet fires 

    Foroughi, Vahid; Palacios Rosas, Adriana; Mata, Christian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2022-05-01)
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    Among the major accidents that can occur in process plants and in the transportation of hazardous materials, those involving fire are the most frequent ones. And one type of fire which has been the origin of severe accidents ...
  • Analysis of ground-based Rn-222 measurements over Spain: filling the gap in southwestern Europe 

    Grossi, Claudia; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Vogel, Felix; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Zimnoch, M.; Wach, P.; Martín, J. E.; López Coto, Israel; Bolívar Raya, Juan Pedro; Morguí, Josep Anton; Rodó, Xavier (2016-09-27)
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    Harmonized atmospheric 222Rn observations are required by the scientific community: these data have been lacking in southern Europe. We report on three recently established ground-based atmospheric 222Rn monitoring stations ...
  • Advances and gaps in Natech quantitative risk analysis 

    Mesa Gómez, Adriana María; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Sánchez Silva, Mauricio; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe (2021-12-26)
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    The occurrence of Natech (natural hazard triggering technological disasters) accidents has generated a reflection about the need to manage adequately the risk to people, to the environment, and to the infrastructures ...
  • Thermal effects of a sonic jet fire impingement on a pipe 

    Foroughi, Vahid; Palacios Rosas, Adriana; Barraza, C; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2021-07)
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    Although the effects of jet fires are often limited to rather short distances, if their flames impinge on a pipe or a vessel collapse can occur in very short times. In such cases, the heat flux on the affected equipment ...
  • Thermal infrared video stabilization for aerial monitoring of active wildfires 

    Verstockt, Steven; Jiménez González, Daniel; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Queen, Lloyd; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    Measuring wildland fire behaviour is essential forfire science and fire management. Aerial thermal infrared (TIR)imaging provides outstanding opportunities to acquire suchinformation remotely. Variables ...
  • Safety distances for storage tanks to prevent fire damage in Wildland-Industrial Interface 

    Scarponi, Giordano Emrys; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2021-03)
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    Wildfire occurrence frequency is increasing worldwide, generating more and more concern, especially in Wildland-Urban interfaces (WUI) and Wildland-Industrial Interfaces (WII) areas. Wildfires approaching WII can cause ...
  • Fired equipment combustion chamber accidents: A historical survey 

    Espejo Delgado, Vicenç; Vílchez Sánchez, Juan Antonio; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2021-03)
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    A historical analysis was carried out on 189 accidents that occurred in gas and oil fuel fired equipment. The variation of frequency as a function of time, the main causes leading to a fire or an explosion, as well as the ...
  • Performance analysis of a self-protection system for vehicles in case of WUI fire entrapment 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Sebastià, Joan; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2020-04-25)
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    We present the experimental performance analysis of a fire protection fabric for cars designed to protect people's life in case of fire entrapment. Two experimental burns were executed to simulate heat and smoke exposure ...
  • Risk analysis in Natech events: State of the art 

    Mesa Gómez, Adriana María; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe (2020-03-01)
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    Natech events (Natural Hazard Triggering Technological Disasters) are industrial accidents caused by natural events such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and so on. In recent decades, the probability of these ...
  • Revisiting the dispersion safety factor (DSF) for vapor clouds of liquefied flammable gases (LNG and propane) 

    Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Subirana Puigcasas, Joan; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Miralles Schleder, Adriana; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2020-08-01)
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    The concept of the Dispersion Safety Factor (DSF) was introduced by Vílchez et al., 2013, Vílchez et al., 2014 and has been revisited in this work. The DSF is defined as the ratio between the flammable region of the vapor ...
  • Experimental and computational analysis of vertical jet fires of methane in normal and sub-atmospheric pressures 

    Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casals Coll, Joaquin; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Hu, Longhua; Palacios Rosas, Adriana (Elsevier, 2020-04-01)
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    Accidental jet fires occurring in industrial facilities can involve severe consequences as they can trigger domino effect. The assessment of the flame-geometry descriptors of the jet can contribute to prevent flame impingement ...
  • WUI fire risk mitigation in Europe: A performance-based design approach at home-owner level 

    Vacca, Pascale; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Caballero, David (Elsevier, 2020-12)
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    Fires at the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) are becoming increasingly hazardous for life safety and property protection. Guidelines and standards for fire practitioners are needed in order to help WUI communities face this ...

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