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LP gas emergencies - a review and appraisal of selected ignited leaks during liquid transfer operations.

Authors
Pizatella-TJ; Lark-JJ; Bochnak-PM
Source
NIOSH 1981 Jun; :1-12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000698
Abstract
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a volatile substances which figures in a number of fires, explosions, and injuries in the United States each year. Through local accident investigations, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) inferred that valves influence the course of LPG-related fire incidents at liquid transfer facilities. NIOSH, therefore, undertook this investigation to establish the role that valves could play in LPG-related fire incidents. Information on file at NIOSH and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) was reviewed and incorporated into a logic tree analysis and diagram. On the basis of this investigation, several conclusions were reached and a central question was answered.
Keywords
Liquefied-petroleum-gases; Industrial-hygiene; Safety-engineering; Valves; Fires; Explosions; Leakage; Accidents; Fugitive-emissions; Propane; Butane; Petroleum-hydrocarbons
CAS No.
74-98-6; 106-97-8
Publication Date
19810601
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-193177
NTIS Price
A02
NIOSH Division
DSR
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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