Liquid petroleum gas tank failure testing

Liquid petroleum gas tank failure testing

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Caption: Liquid petroleum gas tank failure testing. Explosion of boiling liquid and vapour, known as a BLEVE (boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion). A BLEVE occurs following the rupture of a vessel containing a pressurized liquid above its boiling point. This explosion is part of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) tank failure testing. This test was carried out by the UK's Health and Safety Laboratory.

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