BLEVE


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AcronymDefinition
BLEVEBoiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion (aka Blast Leveling Everything Very Effectively; firefighting term for exploding tanks)
BLEVEBlast Leveling Everything Very Effectively (backronym)
BLEVEBig Loud Explosion Very Exciting
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Analysis of a Toluene Sphere BLEVE, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 31.
Analysis of Methodologies and Uncertainties in the Prediction of BLEVE Blast, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 36.
Fundamentally, a BLEVE is a rapid two-phase flow process that deals with sudden expansion of a pressurized liquefied gas due to rupture of the vessel containing the fluid.
Many investigators in the process industry often consider the latter conditions as the base for BLEVE incidents, where a tank containing liquefied gas is exposed to an external fire and the pressure inside the tank increases tremendously until a rupture takes place on the body of the tank and commences the explosion.
2j]) were used to calculate the mass of trinitrotoluene (TNT) which could cause an explosion with an energy equivalent to the energy of BLEVE (Table 1, Col.
Mas explosiones fueron producidas despues del BLEVE, cuando el vapor penetro en las casas vecinas causando la explosion de los tanques de gas domesticos de 30kg.
For example, a road tank BLEVE may happen after a tank vehicle is involved in a traffic accident, departs from the road surface and encroaches on the roadside territory inside the zone [OMEGA].
The simulation of these geometric characteristics can yield statistical samples which can be further used for assessing the risk to a vulnerable roadside object which can be damaged by a BLEVE.
At the third storey, there is a simulation of a spill fire involving overturned drums with flammable solvents and a BLEVE simulator cage.
In an extreme case a road tank accident can end up in a severe explosion known as BLEVE (boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion) (Abassi, T.