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Assessment of an accidental vapour cloud explosion. A case study : Saint-Herblain, October the 7th 1992, France

Abstract : Early in the morning on October the 7th 1991, the town of Nantes (Westem France) was shaken by a deflagration. This vapour cloud explosion (VCE) occurred m a petroleum depot. This was not the first accident in such a configuration but, probably in France, the one which produced the most extensive damage to the surroundings. For instance, numerous windowpanes were broken in a 2 kilometer radius.
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Jean-François Lechaudel, Yvon Mouilleau. Assessment of an accidental vapour cloud explosion. A case study : Saint-Herblain, October the 7th 1992, France. 8. International Symposium Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industry, Jun 1995, Anvers, France. pp.377-388. ⟨ineris-00969645⟩

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