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Abstract

Gas explosion simulators are often used as tools in process plant design, This article presents some properties of gas explosions found using the EXSIM simulation software on three offshore modules with a total of nearly 10,000 simulations. The selected results are chosen for their supposed applicability to structural design in the process industries.
Generalized data are presented for the effect of gas cloud size, explosion impulse vs. explosion pressure, pressure and impulse vs, duration, the probability of a "short" explosion, loading rate, pressure-time "shape" function, and the effect of introducing louvres.

Year of Publication
1998
Journal
Process Safety Progress
Volume
17
Number of Pages
278-287
ISBN Number
1066-8527
Accession Number
WOS:000077618200007
DOI
10.1002/prs.680170409
Alternate Journal
Process Saf Prog
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