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A Hydrogen-Air Explosion in a Process Plant: A Case History

@inproceedings{Mjaavatten2005AHE,
  title={A Hydrogen-Air Explosion in a Process Plant: A Case History},
  author={A. Mjaavatten and D. Bjerketvedt},
  year={2005}
}
In the summer of 1985 a severe hydrogen-air explosion occurred in an ammonia plant in Norway. The accident resulted in two fatalities and the destruction of the building where the explosion took place. This paper presents the main findings from an investigation in 1985 and 1986 of the gas explosion and its consequences. The event started when a gasket in a water pump was blown out. The water pump was situated inside a 100 m long, 10 m wide, and 7 m high building. The pump was feeding water to a… Expand

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