Industrial Hazards and Plant Safety

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CRC Press, Nov 27, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 304 pages
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Here is a new and analytical approach to chemical plant safety-encompassing design, construction, and operation to reduce the likelihood of hazardous incidents as well as actions to mitigate their consequences should they still occur. The most significant safety issues are addressed both from the viewpoint of the fundamental phenomena and the perspective of plant design. Many of the phenomena covered are outside the scope of the normal chemical engineering curriculae; examples include compressible multiphase flow, deflagrations and detonations, turbulent dispersion, thermochemical characterization methods for material decomposition and reactions. In the plant design area, topics of importance include built in redundancy of equipment, and minimization of inventory of hazardous materials. The combination of the fundamental and applied aspects makes this book a unique and useful one for both the academic and industrial sectors.
 

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Contents

Qualitative Evaluation of Hazards
31
l0 Exercises
88
Probabilistic Hazard Evaluation
95
Reaction Hazards
155
Emergency Relief Systems
187
Treatment of Emergency Relief Discharges
247
Explosions
273
l0 References
327
External Fires and Radiation
411
I0 Vapour Cloud Explosions
435
Empirical Approaches
444
Aspects of Experimental Data
451
Index
459
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Banerjee, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara.