Fire Risk of Illegal Storage of Gasoline in a Polyethylene Container: Experiments on the Leaked Gasoline Vapor and the Rollover of an Ignited Container

Report Date: September 2008

Due to the difference in the properties between gasoline and kerosene, the transport and storage of gasoline in polyethylene containers for kerosene are forbidden under the Fire Service Law in Japan. NRIFD performed a series of experiments showing the fire risk of illegal storage of gasoline.

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  • National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster

    The research and development division undertakes research for supporting firefighting and disaster prevention activities by placing particular emphasis on such research themes as are demanding immediate attention or are desired strongly by society. The following five laboratories are organized for the purpose.

    • Large-Scale Fire Lab
    • Hazardous Materials Lab
    • Hazmat Facility Lab
    • Earthquake and Natural Disaster Lab
    • Special Disaster Lab

Tamura, Hiroyuki. Fire Risk of Illegal Storage of Gasoline in a Polyethylene Container: Experiments on the Leaked Gasoline Vapor and the Rollover of an Ignited Container. Tokyo, Japan: Report of National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, No. 105, p. 33, 2008. Print.

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