Modeling of pool spreading of LNG on land Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper presents a source term model for estimating the rate of spreading of LNG and other cryogenic mixtures on unconfined land. The model takes into account the composition changes of a boiling mixture, the varying thermodynamic properties due to preferential boiling within the mixture and the effect of the various boiling regimes on conductive heat transfer. A sensitivity analysis is conducted to determine the relative effect of each of these phenomena on pool spread. The model is applied to continuous and instantaneous spills. The model is compared to literature experimental data on cryogenic pool spreading. 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

author list (cited authors)

  • Basha, O., Olewski, T., Vchot, L., Castier, M., & Mannan, S.

complete list of authors

  • Basha, Omar||Olewski, Tomasz||VĂ©chot, Luc||Castier, Marcelo||Mannan, Sam

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM