Medium scale LNG-related experiments and CFD simulation of water curtain Academic Article uri icon


  • This work is a continuation of the experimental research on LNG releases and their consequence mitigation methods, which has been carried on by the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) at the Texas A&M University since 2004.A series of medium scale experiments to test the ability of the water curtains to hold up and disperse a vapor has been performed. Colored smoke has been used as an analog of the LNG vapor for easier tracking of the vapor path through the water curtain. The results and some analysis of the experimental data are presented. The CFD software FLACS (GexCon AS) was used to simulate the effects of the water curtains on vapor dispersion. The results of the simulations were compared with experimental data. 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

author list (cited authors)

  • Olewski, T., Nayak, S., Basha, O., Waldram, S., & Vchot, L.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Olewski, Tomasz||Nayak, Subramanya||Basha, Omar||Waldram, Simon||VĂ©chot, Luc

publication date

  • January 2011