[SystemSafety] Oil train fireball

Driscoll, Kevin R kevin.driscoll at honeywell.com
Tue Feb 17 23:29:12 CET 2015

A web search for:  "boiling liquid" "vapor explosion" model
will find lots of hits.

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I'd guess that the Health and Safety Lab of UK HSE could tell you. They modelled the Buncefield explosion mathematically and then recreated it and filmed it with high-speed video to confirm their modelling. The head of science at HSL is Prof Andrew Curran (Andrew.Curran at hsl.gsi.gov.uk).


On 17/02/2015 21:19, Peter Bernard Ladkin wrote:
> Does anyone know the dynamics of this phenomenon? Whatever is going on inside, it remains bounded.
> http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/17/fire-west-virginia-oil-
> tanker-train
> Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of 
> Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Je suis Charlie
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