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Prevention of Hazardous Fires and Explosions : The Transfer to Civil Applications of Military Experiences - V.E. Zarko

Prevention of Hazardous Fires and Explosions

The Transfer to Civil Applications of Military Experiences

By: V.E. Zarko (Editor), V. Weiser (Editor), N. Eisenreich (Editor), A. A. Vasil'ev (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st May 1999
ISBN: 9780792357698
Number Of Pages: 360

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Besides its obvious destructive potential, military R&D also serves to protect human lives, equipment and facilities against the effects of weapons. Concepts have therefore been developed that improve safety of stationary and mobile facilities against pressure waves, thermal radiation and fire. Effective, fast fire extinguishing equipment has been designed for tank compartments and motors. Closed buildings are demolished and landmines are removed with gas and dust explosions. Stringent safety requirements have been developed for the production of ammunition and explosives. Military and related industries have accumulated a vast knowledge and sophisticated experience that are very valuable in a variety of civil applications. The knowledge is based on theoretical and experimental research work, the origin of which sometimes dates back many centuries. It has often been classified and therefore has remained unknown to the civilian population, until now.

Preface
Review on explosion events - a comparison of military and civil experiences
Explosions caused by fires at high explosives production
Prediction of large scale fire behavior using nuterial flammability properties
Use of modern composite materials of the chemical heat accumulator type for fire protection and fire extinguishing
Test method for ranking the fire properties of materials in space based facilities
From rocket exhaust plume to fire hazards - methods to analyse radiative heat flux
A review of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of gas explosions
Detonation hazards of gaseous mixtures
Evaluation of hazard of spray detonation
Dispersion-initiation and detonation of liquid and dust aerosols - experiences derived from military fuel-air explosives
Hydrogen fire and explosion safety of atomic power plants
Hydrogen accidents and their hazards
Thinlayer boilover of pure or multicomponent fuels
Industrial accident modelling: consequences and risk
The problems of porous flame-arresters
Ignition and extinction of solid propellants by thermal radiation
An assessment of ignition hazard for shielded energetic materials and its relation to flammable chemicals
Application of high energy materials for commercial use e- the Indian scene
Modelling of fire effects on equipment engulfed in a fire
Mathematical modeling of catastrophic explosions of dispersed aluminum dust
Characteristics and applicability of radiothermal location system for the purpose of fire detection in Chernobyl NPP area
Limiting conditions of forest fires spreading and elaboration of the new methods to fight them
Vortex powder method for extinguishing a fire on spouting gas-oil wells
Nanosize electro-explosion powders: assessment of safety in the production and application
Cold gas generators: multiple use in hazardous situations
Fast response fire extinguishing systems based on military equipment
On near-limiting mechanisms of catastrophic explosions penetrating through channels
Index
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ISBN: 9780792357698
ISBN-10: 0792357698
Series: NATO Science Partnership Sub-Series: 1:
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 31st May 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.52