Evaluation of Source Strength and Dispersion Model Predictions with Data from Large Nitrogen Tetroxide Field Experiments

  • Thomas G. McRae
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During the fall of 1983, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) conducted a series of large-scale (3–5 m3) nitrogen te-troxide (N2O4) spill tests for the U.S. Air Force Engineering and Services Laboratory, Tyndall AFB. The spill material was nitrogen te-troxide (N2O4), a rocket fuel oxidizer used in the Titan II missile system. The purpose of the test series was to determine the source strength characteristics and heavy-gas dispersion aspects of large N2O4 spills. In addition, two spills were performed for the purpose of evaluating a Portable Foam Vapor Suppression System (PFVSS). The PFVSS tests were under the direction of the Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, with support from USAF Space Division and the Strategic Air Command. The tests were performed at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Nevada Test Site (NTS) under the jurisdiction of the DOE Nevada Operations Office (NVO).


Dispersion Model Evaporative Cool Source Strength Lawrence Livermore National Labora Pool Temperature 
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  • Thomas G. McRae
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  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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