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  1. BLEVE : Facts, Risk Factors, and Fallacies

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Apr 2002

    result of their investigations into a 1998 BLEVE boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ..... concentrated on training firefighters about BLEVE dangers, why are firefighters still making ..... tank fires and the phenomenon known as BLEVE . The National Fire Academy was also involved

  2. P3 ~ Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    potential of a boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) is eliminated. Remove all trace of oil in a basement if any ..... heaters or other vessels, such as pressure tanks, that could BLEVE . Remove paints, solvents, or other consumer packaged hazardous

  1. Live Fire Training - Conducting NFPA 1403-Compliant Live Burn Training in Acquired Structures

    Article

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015

    potential of a boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) is eliminated. Remove all trace of oil in a basement if any ..... heaters or other vessels, such as pressure tanks, that could BLEVE . Remove paints, solvents, or other consumer packaged hazardous

  2. PROPANE EXPLOSION: A CASE STUDY

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Mar 2005

    The properties of propane and the potential for a BLEVE significantly increased the risk to personnel. Click here to enlarge ..... a boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). (See “ BLEVE : A Primer” on page 86.) At 1629 hours, the incident was placed under control

  3. Hazmat: Initial Actions and Chemical Assessment

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    proper assessment. What is the probable radius of a fireball generated from the boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) of a railcar containing propane? Studying historical incidents is especially useful with this class of materials. Energy

  4. FDNY's Three-Alarm Fire on a Suspension Bridge

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Sep 2010

    subsequent boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) occurred. The BLEVE intensified the fire and created two approximately six ..... construction workers had exited the bridge prior to the BLEVE . The financial impact of catastrophic damage to the bridge is unfathomable

  5. Turkey Fryer Fire Tactics

    Online Articles

    Mon, 24 Nov 2008

    liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) in a few minutes; this could be sufficient ..... water to protect the house and prevent a BLEVE . Consider stretching the first hoseline ..... relative safety if the LP cylinder should BLEVE , because they can take cover behind the

  6. TAR KETTLE FIRES: A POTENTIAL FOR CATASTROPHE

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Oct 2005

    that barely escaped serious injury from a BLEVE (boiling-liquid/expanding-vapor explosion ..... different from asphalt. (2) Following a BLEVE , the fire progresses to two alarms, and ..... temperature. (3) The aftermath of the BLEVE . Note the obliterated box truck and the LP cylinders in the background

  7. Liquefied Natural Gas:A New Urban Legend?

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Nov 2007

    liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) will not occur in onshore LNG storage ..... over and caught fire. Subsequently, a BLEVE -style fireball occurred. Generally ..... insulated tank may reduce the occurrence of a BLEVE . Whereas ignition may occur during a road

  8. LPG BARBECUE FIRES

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Oct 2003

    prevent a boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). A BLEVE occurs when flame impingement weakens the cylinder. The ..... is to cool the cylinder's vapor space to prevent a BLEVE . Nozzle teams should take cover while applying cooling