Probability of Burn Victim Survival from BLEVE Fireball Impact during LPG Transportation Accident

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  • Abstract

    The probability of burn victim survival from BLEVE fireball impacts during an LPG transportation accident can be estimated by understanding the thermal radiation model and the consequences of a BLEVE. The sequence of a BLEVE fireball event is reviewed as guidance in collecting sufficient data and elements to be used throughout this study. The differences between two thermal radiation models which are solid-flame and point-source model have also been distinguished theoretically. Malaysia LPG specification is used to simulate this case study. Thermal radiation by solid-flame model is taken as the main parameter to be compared with few tables, charts and models in determining the consequences of a BLEVE event. Different chances of survival probability are discussed based on a few elements; such as distance, time, age and total burn body surface area.



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    Burn Injury; BLEVE Fireball; Liquefied Petroleum Gas; Simulation; Thermal Radiation.

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Article ID: 21936
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i4.18.21936

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