Blast Effects Analysis for Fireguard Protected Tanks
The Steel Tank Institute contracted with a consultant, Karagozian & Case (K & C), to perform a finite element analysis of a 2,000 gallon Fireguard tank. The analysis simulated three scenarios:
10 psig vapor cloud explosion
50 lbs. of TNT at 5 ft. – approximating a suitcase bomb
500 lbs. of TNT at 20 ft. – approximating a car bomb
The results of this analysis are summarized in the attached Executive Summary of the report from K & C.
Note, that tanks designed to withstand these blasts will require anchoring. For more information about the analysis and suitable anchorage, please contact Dana Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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