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dc.contributor.authorPlanas Cuchi, Eulàlia
dc.contributor.authorCasal Fàbrega, Joaquim
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationPlanas, E., Casal, J. BLEVE -Fireball. A: "Handbook of combustion Vol.1: Fundamentals and safety". Weinheim: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2015, p. 1-25.
dc.description.abstractThe BLEVE (boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion) can occur with almost any liquid contained in a closed vessel, at a temperature well above its boiling point at atmospheric pressure. If the vessel fails, the vapor will expand and the superheated liquid will undergo a quick flash vaporization; the associated sudden increase in volume will originate an overpressure wave, that is, an explosion. This explosion can occur with any liquid, be it flammable or not, but if flammable then it will be followed by a fireball. The couple BLEVE-fireball can occur both in fixed plants and in transportation by rail or road. Knowledge of this type of accident has improved significantly during past decades, and measures to reduce its risk have consequently improved. Nevertheless, it still occurs from time to time and its consequences can still be very severe. In this chapter, a description of this phenomenon is provided, together with a review of the diverse methods employed to evaluate the mechanical, thermal and fragment rocket effects associated with this accident. Some recommendations concerning the management of these types of emergency are also provided.
dc.format.extent25 p.
dc.publisherWILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria química::Impacte ambiental
dc.subject.lcshHazardous materials transportation
dc.subject.lcshChemical plants--Fires and fire prevention
dc.subject.otheremergency management.
dc.subject.otherMechanical energy
dc.subject.otherthermal effects
dc.subject.othervessel failure
dc.titleBLEVE -Fireball
dc.typePart of book or chapter of book
dc.subject.lemacSubstàncies perilloses -- Transport -- Manuals, guies, etc
dc.subject.lemacPressió de vapor -- Explosions -- Models matemàtics
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CERTEC - Centre d'Estudis del Risc Tecnològic
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorPlanas, E.; Casal, J.
local.citation.publicationNameHandbook of combustion Vol.1: Fundamentals and safety

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