Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications

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Pearson Education, Oct 16, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 656 pages
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  • Combines academic theory with practical industry experience
  • Updated to include the latest regulations and references
  • Covers hazard identification, risk assessment, and inherent safety
  • Case studies and problem sets enhance learning

Long-awaited revision of the industry best seller.

This fully revised second edition of Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications combines rigorous academic methods with real-life industrial experience to create a unique resource for students and professionals alike.

The primary focus on technical fundamentals of chemical process safety provides a solid groundwork for understanding, with full coverage of both prevention and mitigation measures. Subjects include:

  • Toxicology and industrial hygiene
  • Vapor and liquid releases and dispersion modeling
  • Flammability characterization
  • Relief and explosion venting

In addition to an overview of government regulations, the book introduces the resources of the AICHE Center for Chemical Process Safety library. Guidelines are offered for hazard identification and risk assessment. The book concludes with case histories drawn directly from the authors' experience in the field.

A perfect reference for industry professionals, Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, Second Edition is also ideal for teaching at the graduate and senior undergraduate levels. Each chapter includes 30 problems, and a solutions manual is now available for instructors.


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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Toxicology
Chapter 3 Industrial Hygiene
Chapter 4 Source Models
Chapter 5 Toxic Release and Dispersion Models
Chapter 6 Fires and Explosions
Chapter 7 Designs to Prevent Fires and Explosions
Chapter 8 Introduction to Reliefs
Chapter 12 Accident Investigations
Chapter 13 Case Histories
Appendix A Unit Conversion Constants1
Appendix B Flammability Data for Selected Hydrocarbons
Appendix C Detailed Equations for Flammability Diagrams1
Appendix DFormal Safety Review Report for Example 104
Appendix E Saturation Vapor Pressure Data1

Chapter 9 Relief Sizing
Chapter 10 Hazards Identification
Chapter 11 Risk Assessment
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Daniel A. Crowl is the Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety at Michigan Technological University. The author of numerous books and instructional materials on process safety, he also serves on several committees of the AICHE/CCPS.


Joseph F. Louvar retired as director of BASF's Chemical Engineering Department to become a professor at Wayne State University, specializing in chemical process safety, risk assessment, and the design of experiments. He has authored many publications on process safety and chairs the Undergraduate Education Committee of the CCPS.

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