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Title: Experimental protected military POL installation
Authors: Swinzow, George K., 1915-
Keywords: Arctic regions
Fuel storage
Fuel tanks
Military applications
Frozen ground
Frozen soils
POL storage
Storage tanks
Underground storage
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 254.
Description: Technical Report
Permafrost either is or can be very easily made impermeable for nonfreezing liquids such as hydrocarbon fuels. Fine-grained, ice-rich permafrost can easily be excavated by application of steam or relatively warm water. An experimental cavity was prepared by melting permafrost and was filled with hydrocarbon fuel. The thermal conditions around the cavity were observed for approximately a year. An artificial heat exchange experiment was conducted. It was concluded that this fuel storage method is suitable for military and civilian needs.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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