Tests on reservoirs and safety devices
Tanks of gas and flammable liquids are liable to explode when subjected to fire.The risk of explosion is often prevented through the installation of safety devices to discharge overpressure.
We carry out fire behaviour tests on the safety devices in question, by subjecting the tanks of gas or flammable liquids to standardized fires. The internal pressure and tank temperature are measured over time.
Risk control also requires an assessment of the consequences of a fire on a tank in case of malfunction of the safety devices.
The effects of the explosion are determined by installing dynamic pressure sensors at various distances and video recordings with a high-speed camera.
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