Large vapour cloud explosions, with particular reference to that at Buncefield.


This paper first briefly surveys the energy releases in some major accidents. It then examines the analyses of the explosion at the Buncefield fuel storage site in the UK, one of the most intense accidental explosions in recent times. This followed the release of approximately 300 tonnes of winter-grade gasoline, when a 15 m high storage tank was overfilled… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0419

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