Identify the potential explosive effects due to the failure of a cryogenic gas container

Control Measure Knowledge

Constant venting through the pressure relief valve or the container bulging are signs of an increase in temperature. By liaising with on-site personnel, any safety features of the container can be identified and it may be possible to monitor changes. Any safety features that prevent or mitigate catastrophic failure can also be identified.

Due to the extremely cold temperatures at which cryogenic materials are stored, even materials that may be viewed as cold under normal circumstances (e.g. water) are at a much higher temperature than cryogenic liquids, so would provide sufficient energy for rapid boiling of the cryogenic liquid.

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