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Abstract

This report describes a programme of field trials organised by the Health and Safety Executive as a cooperatively funded project performed between 1982 and 1984 on a site at Thorney Island, West Sussex. The primary objective was the acquisition of reliable data on a large scale to test the validity of mathematical and physical models of the dispersion of heavy gas clouds. The basic concept of the trials was the study of the dispersion of fixed volume isothermal clouds under a variety of conditions. The trials were divided into two separate phases. In Phase I, the dispersion was over uniform, unobstructed ground and comprised a total of 16 trials. In Phase II, the dispersion took place in the presence of 3 different types of obstacle and comprised a total of 10 trials. Additionally, 3 trials were carried out in which gas was released continuously at a constant rate from a ground level source and the dispersion was over uniform, unobstructed ground. This report describes the background, objectives and design of the trials and details the results obtained and the forms in which the data are available.

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Authors: MCQUAID J, SAFETY ENGINEERING LABORATORY, RESEARCH AND LABORATORY SERVICES DIVISION, SHEFFIELD (UK);ROEBUCK B SAFETY ENGINEERING LABORATORY, RESEARCH AND LABORATORY SERVICES DIVISION, SHEFFIELD (UK), SAFETY ENGINEERING LABORATORY, RESEARCH AND LABORATORY SERVICES DIVISION, SHEFFIELD (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10029 EN (1985) MF, 414 P., BFR 750, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 2070, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124026700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en