Studies of LNG spills over water point up need for improvement

Current understanding of LNG spills over water is conservative, primarily lacking realistic testing and experimental validation in elements of the analysis that have a direct influence on the size of the fire and therefore the size of exclusion zones.Three elements that significantly influenced the size of exclusion zones are the flow rate of LNG from a breached tank, the influence of waves on the spreading pool, and the shape and size of the resulting pool fire.The flow rate of LNG from a breached tank has not been rigorously addressed, the empirical data on the influence of waves on the behavior of the LNG pool are limited, and no experiments have been carried out on pool fires at the s...

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