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GL Noble Denton Report 11510

Characteristics of the Vapour Cloud Explosion Incident at the IOC Terminal in Jaipur, 29th October 2009

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GL Noble Denton-11510 - Characteristics of the Vapour Cloud Explosion Incident at the IOC Terminal in Jaipur, 29th October 2009
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SUMMARY

This report describes the characteristics of the vapour cloud explosion incident which occurred at the IOC Terminal in Jaipur on the 29th of October 2009. More particularly, it describes the assessment of the evidence pertaining specifically to the explosion event, which complements the overall investigation carried out by the independent inquiry committee. This report also describes the similarities between the Buncefield and Jaipur incidents.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1.  Acknowledgements 
  2. OVERVIEW OF THE JAIPUR INCIDENT
    1. Overview of IOC Site 
    2. Events Prior to the Explosion
    3. Events Following Ignition 
  3. EXPLOSION RELATED EVIDENCE FROM THE JAIPUR INCIDENT
    1. Data Collection Methodology 
    2. Overpressures 
    3. Directional Indicators
    4. Pipeline Division Area 
  4. POSSIBLE MECHANISMS FOR TRANSITION TO DETONATION 
  5. CONCLUSIONS
  6. REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX A  SUMMARY OF OBSERVATIONS
    1.  Gatehouse and South West Corner 
    2.  Car Park and Stores Building 
    3.  Warehouse and Lube Barrel Yard
    4.  Main Tank Area
    5.  Firewater and Pumping Area
    6.  Tanker Loading Area to South Side of the Site
    7.  South East Corner of the Site 
    8.  Pipeline Division Area 
  • APPENDIX B  DIRECTIONAL INDICATORS
  • APPENDIX C  BUNCEFIELD INCIDENT 
    1. Overview of the Evidence Considered in Relation to Buncefield 
    2. Overpressure Damage
    3. Directional Indicators
    4. Ignition Location
    5. Similarities with other Incidents
Publisher: GL Noble Denton
Published in: 2011
Keywords:
Jaipur IOC Terminal / Vapour cloud explosion / Assessment of evidence

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