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Evaluation of LPG Pool Fire Heat Flux

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: "Evaluation of LPG Pool Fire Heat Flux - A  Literature Review"
Author: Hang Yi, PhD student, Sam Wang PhD, PE, CSP
Date of issue: March 2017


Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is used widely in a large number of applications, including utility, cooking and heating appliances. The main components of LPG are propane and butane, which can be used safely if risks can be managed in acceptable levels. However, LPG may leak and a pool fire may occur if ignition sources are existed. The heat flux from the pool fire will increase personnel risks and cause significant damages to individuals, process equipment, storage tanks and appliances. Therefore, appropriate management of these risks is a critical part throughout the processes of production, transportation and utilization of LPG.