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Detonation of a Flammable Cloud Following a Propane Pipeline Break: the December 9, 1970, Explosion in Port Hudson, Missouri.

Authors
Burgess-DS; Zabetakis-MG
Source
NTIS: PB 220 587 :26 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10009001
Abstract
This report summarizes the incidents that preceded the December 9, 1970, propane-air explosion in Port Hudson, Missouri, and then attempts to establish the nature of the explosion from the ensuing events. Special emphasis is given to possible ignition sources, the distribution of flammable vapors, and the analysis of blast damage. Both near- and far-field damage indicated that this explosion may be attributed to the detonation of propane in air with an energy release equivalent to that from about 50 tons of detonating tnt.
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigation;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB-220587
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
RI 7752
Source Name
NTIS: PB 220 587
State
MO;
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