FDS Software Simulation for Control Effect of Fire Dikes on Leakage of Cryogenic Ethylene Storage Tank

  • Yuanchang Liu
  • Xuefeng HanEmail author
  • Jie Ji
  • Juncheng Jiang
Conference paper


The ALOHA software was used to calculate the leak source strength of the cryogenic ethylene tank, and the calculation results were provided to the FDS software to set up the model. The study established a basic ethylene tank leakage scenario, and the diffusion process of ethylene was simulated by means of computational fluid dynamics software (FDS), which could describe a series of physical changes in the vapor cloud diffusion process. At the same time, the influence of the relevant steam control technology of setting fire dikes with different height on the downward wind direction of ethylene vapor cloud was simulated. The simulation results show that the control technique really plays a significant role in suppressing the vapor diffusion.


ALOHA software Cryogenic ethylene Tank leakage Fire dike 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuanchang Liu
    • 1
  • Xuefeng Han
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jie Ji
    • 1
  • Juncheng Jiang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Safety Science and EngineeringNanjing Tech UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Fire and Fire Engineering Research Institute of Nanjing Tech UniversityNanjingChina

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