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With the assistance of the ERC and other industry partners, BakerRisk continues to perform model validation and product performance testing in order to better understand explosion protection system design and the response of structures to large scale vapor cloud explosions. BakerRisk recently published a paper in the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries comparing vented explosion test data with predictions using standard industry approaches. The test program, funded by the Explosion Research Cooperative (ERC) utilizing BakerRisk’s Deflagration Load Generator (DLG), showed that the current (i.e., 2013) NFPA 68 correlations can be under-conservative for worst case, near-stoichiometric, propane air-mixtures Using these tests, the newly adjusted NFPA 68 correlation is judged to be reasonable for conditions likely to be present in actual accidental vented deflagrations.
This BakerRisk® safety moment touches on some common pressure testing hazards and barricade concerns. Industry needs are dictating use of systems reaching very high pressures. Although most people realize higher pressures means greater stored energy, increased awareness is needed in terms of what hazards may be presented to nearby people and infrastructure by high pressure systems and equipment. This safety moment shows a release of a projectile that simulates a bull plug launched toward a reinforced concrete barricade.