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
References in classic literature ?
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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.
This theory, known as Reid's theory and described by Mengmeng (2007), assumes that homogenous nucleation is essential for BLEVE to occur.
This complex two-phase phenomenon seems to be a combination of BLEVE and CIS phenomena described above.
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].
road tank BLEVE and detonation of the load of explosive material);
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.
2b reveals the concentration of potential BLEVE accidents in the territory under study.
At the third storey, there is a simulation of a spill fire involving overturned drums with flammable solvents and a BLEVE simulator cage.
A prediction of BLEVE effects on roadside property is possible by means of mathematical modeling.
As BLEVEs of road tanks are relatively rare and unexpected events influenced by many random factors, the prediction of the tank position and orientation at the instant of BLEVE will have to deal with considerable uncertainties.