Understanding Explosions

Understanding Explosions

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There are many different types of explosions, each with its own complex mechanism. Understanding explosions is important in preventing them. This reference provides valuable information on explosions for everyone involved in the operation, design, maintenance, and management of chemical processes, helping enhance understanding of the nature of explosions and the practical methods required to prevent them from occurring. The text includes: Fundamental basis for explosions Explosive and flammable behavior and characteristics of materials Different types of explosions Fire and explosion hazard recognition Practical methods for preventing explosions or minimizing the potential consequences Additional references Understanding Explosions provides a practical understanding of explosion fundamentals, including the different types of explosions, the explosive and flammable behavior of materials, and the hazards related to fires and explosions. It also discusses practical methods to prevent and minimize the probability and consequence of an explosion during routine use of flammable, combustible and/or reactive materials.National Safety Council (1974), Accident Prevention Manual for Industrial Operations, Chicago: National Safety Council. NFPA ... NFPA 68 (2002), NFPA 68: Guide for Venting of Deflagrations, Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association.

Title:Understanding Explosions
Author:Daniel A. Crowl
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-08-13


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