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  1. CHEMICAL DATA NOTEBOOK SERIES #107: ETHYL ACRYLATE

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Jul 1995

    produces an explosion that closely resembles a BLEVE (boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor ..... a released vapor explosion as well as a BLEVE ) are imminent once the material is released ..... explosive; in essence, it could be a BLEVE . The containers must be cooled with flooding

  2. NIOSH issues recommendations for propane tank fires

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Nov 1999

    liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). To reduce the risk, fire departments ..... let the fire burn. Be aware that when a BLEVE occurs, sections of the tank can fly in ..... associated with propane tank fires, including BLEVE . Ensure that fire department code enforcement

  3. THE DANGERS OF MOBILE HOME FIRES

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 May 2002

    liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). Evacuate nearby residences since mobile ..... tank to help cool the contents and avoid a BLEVE , which can occur with the smallest of ..... prove deadly. Keep in mind that should a BLEVE occur, sections of the tank could fly

  4. Vehicle Fires: Is It Time to Change Our Training?

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Jul 2010

    experiencing a boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). In Flagler County, Florida, while investigating a burned ..... split open, much like a cylinder that had been involved in a BLEVE . The edge of the hatchback door was made of three layers of

  5. CSB Releases Safety Video on Need for Chemical Emergency Preparedness

    Online Articles

    Mon, 15 Jun 2009

    animation of a boiling liquid expansion vapor explosion, or BLEVE , in a large propane tank that killed two firefighters and injured ..... firefighters had not received accurate training or guidance on BLEVE hazards and approached within 100 feet of the burning tank when

  6. Fire Department Operations in Sprinkler-Protected Properties

    Online Articles

    Fri, 27 Jan 2012

    containers of highly flammable liquids or gases with the objective of preventing a boiling liquid-expanding vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). All responding firefighters should be able to identify the type of system installed and the locations of the basic components

  7. Polymers in Building Construction

    Online Articles

    Fri, 25 Feb 2011

    release of an enormous amount of heat, a great increase in pressure, and the boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion ( BLEVE ) of the container or chemical reactor. Some of the synthetic monomers, their UN numbers from the Emergency Response Guidebook

  8. 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook

    Online Articles

    Fri, 6 Jul 2012

    Action Distances.” ▪ “Fire and Spill Control” Section. Added a “Boiling-Liquid, Expanding-Vapor Explosion ( BLEVE ) Chart.” ▪ “Criminal/Terrorist” Section: Added an “Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Safe Standoff Distances

  9. Fire Department Operations in Sprinkler-Protected Properties

    Online Articles

    Fri, 27 Jan 2012

    containers of highly flammable liquids or gases with the objective of preventing a boiling liquid-expanding vapor explosion ( BLEVE ). All responding firefighters should be able to identify the type of system installed and the locations of the basic components

  10. NO "ROUTINE" JOBS

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Nov 1998

    PROPANE FATALITIES Two Albert City (IA) firefighters died in a BLEVE (boiling-liquid, expanding-vapor explosion) that involved ..... propane tank. Two Carthage (IL) firefighters died in a similar BLEVE disaster in October 1997 while trying to cool a tank. Many