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Shortcut Models for the Estimation of the Consequences of a Gas Cloud Explosion in Industrial Environment

  • Stefano Baldacci
  • Francesca Andreis
  • Armando Lombardi
  • Francesco Marotta
  • Marcello Mossa Verre
  • Fabio Fineschi
Conference paper

Abstract

This article presents a series of diffusion-explosion micro-models. These shortcut models yield distances according to most common overpressure thresholds typical of the risk analysis and territorial and emergency planning. They are a good alternative to commercial expensive packages because of their good accuracy and they don’t constrain analysts to simulate both diffusion and explosion to obtain the results.

The micro-models are tuned both for D5 and F2 weather conditions and for partially confined vapour cloud explosions in industrial sites.

Keywords

Computational Fluid Dynamics Industrial Site Emergency Planning Release Duration Large Pipe 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Baldacci
    • 1
  • Francesca Andreis
    • 1
  • Armando Lombardi
    • 1
  • Francesco Marotta
    • 1
  • Marcello Mossa Verre
    • 1
  • Fabio Fineschi
    • 2
  1. 1.Agenzia Regionale Protezione Ambiente ToscanaArea Prevenzione rischi industriali, ecogestione e tecnologie per la protezione ambientaleFirenzeItaly
  2. 2.Facoltà di Ingegneria — Dipartimento di Ingegneria della produzioneUniversità degli studi di PisaPisaItaly

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