Predicting of hazards associated with the damages of fuel storage tanks in petroleum refineries is critical in maintaining safety of the facilities. This study assesses the hazard of the refinery gasoline tank damage by augmented mathematical and semi-experimental methods. This research evaluates complete content release of the reservoir tank scenario in a given time, as the worst case. Environment conditions are evaluated as affecting factors on the progression of the scenario. Comparison between the results of numerical simulations for pool fire as well as vapor cloud explosion with the results of simulation based on empirical-mathematical models indicates noticeable differences between the results in the vicinity of the boundary conditions; however, with increasing the distance from the center of the accident point, this difference decreases markedly.
Simulation of Fuel Storage Hazards Associated With Petroleum Refineries Tanks
Manuscript received May 16, 2018; final manuscript received December 13, 2018; published online April 17, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Faisal Khan.
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Pourgol-Mohammad, M., Pourghafari, M., Alizadeh, R., Raheli Kaleibar, M., and Soleimani, M. (April 17, 2019). "Simulation of Fuel Storage Hazards Associated With Petroleum Refineries Tanks." ASME. ASME J. Risk Uncertainty Part B. June 2019; 5(2): 021003. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4042368
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