A. Tamimi Jordan University of Science & Technology Irbid, Jordan Explosive conditions in tanks that store crude oil and light petroleum distillates have been assessed in order to promote safe product storage. Safe storage can be achieved by knowing the explosion limits for light distillates and crude oil, and understanding how those limits can be exceeded. Light petroleum distillates include: LPG, gasoline, light and heavy naphtha, kerosine, and light gas oil (LGO). Usually, LPG is stored under pressure in cylindrical or spherical tanks where the whole volume of the tank is full of LPG. There is no space ab...

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