Mitigation of LNG dispersion using two dimensional (2D) Water curtains Conference Paper uri icon


  • Water curtains are used as a mitigation method to limit dispersion of vapour created after an accidental release of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Experiments were made at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) using full scale two-dimensional water curtains and coloured smoke as a tracer in air. Air velocities, both upstream and downstream of the water curtain were measured using ultrasonic anemometers under a variety of conditions. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling of these experiments provides a direct comparison between the experimental observations and counterpart theoretical predictions.

published proceedings

  • Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Olewski, T., Basha, O., Waldram, S., Mannan, S., & Vechot, L.

complete list of authors

  • Olewski, T||Basha, O||Waldram, S||Mannan, S||Vechot, L

publication date

  • January 2011