abbreviationPronunciationNote that this abbreviation is pronounced as a single word with two syllables - remember
to pronounce the last 'E' as a syllable. ( Chemical Engineering : Process safety )
If the substance is flammable, it is likely that the resulting cloud of the substance
will ignite after the BLEVE has occurred, forming a fireball and possibly a fuel-air explosion.
BLEVEs, which result in very large fireballs, occur when process vessels containing flammable
materials with high vapor pressures are exposed to significant external heat.
A BLEVE is an explosion caused by a liquid which is boiling and continuing to produce a flammable
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