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SNL has recently (2010) conducted a large scale experiment to examine the transient LNG pool spreading behavior on water.  CFD2000 simulations were compared to experimental data.  The results compared well.

LNG was spilled onto a large pool of water with a diameter of 120 meters.  A specially constructed release device (diffuser) was placed in the center of the pool (see figure below).  Initially, LNG was released at an average flow rate of 0.16 cubic meters per second, and lasting 40 seconds.  Subsequently, a full open release stage occurs lasting over 3 minutes, at an average flow rate of 1.91 cubic meters per second.


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