Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage tanks are often provided with water sprays to protect them in the event of a fire. The objective of this work was to extend previous research with propane to include butane jet fires. These were known to have somewhat different characteristics and may result in different conclusions to those drawn from the earlier work with propane. A total of twenty butane tests are reported and these provide a direct comparison with the propane study. The results of this study will be used by the HSE in assessing the risk of accidental fires on LPG installations leading to BLEVE incidents.
Some of these research reports are very large. For information about expected download times please see our FAQs pages.