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Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

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Barometric Level Emergency Valve Enclosure

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Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions

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Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosions

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Boiling Liquid Expansion Vapor Explosion

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Boling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

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Bleveboiling Liquid Expending Vapor Explosion

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A boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion (BLEVE, BLEV-ee) is an explosion caused by the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid that has reached a temperature above its boiling point. Because the boiling point of a liquid rises with pressure, the contents of the pressurized vessel can remain liquid as long as the vessel is intact. If the vessel's integrity is compromised, the loss of pressure and dropping boiling point can cause the liquid to rapidly convert to a gas and expand rapidly. If the gas is combustible, as is the case with hydrocarbons and alcohols, further damage can be caused by the ensuing fire.

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  • Idea London
    Idea London
    Please answer the questions:

    1. Some gases will liquefy by pressure alone, but what may some other gases also require in order to liquety?

    2. What is meant by the flammability range?

    3. What is meant by asphyxiate?

    4. What three colours make up the background colours of class 2 placards?

    5. Where should the valve be in relation to the liquefied gas?

    6. What rules would a consignment within the UK be subject to?

    7. Which of the regulations are the strictest?

    8. When do Tankers cease to be subject to the regulations?

    Many Thanks.
     
    LikeReply6 years ago
  • Ahmad Hammiejou
    Ahmad Hammiejou
    BLEVE: is an explosion caused by the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid above its boiling point.
    LikeReply 18 years ago

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