Chemical Reactivity Hazards
Chemical reactivity hazards still exist even if a plant doesn’t intentionally run chemical reactions. Chemical reactivity hazards can be manifest through:
- Materials which become chemically unstable for a variety of reasons,
- Intended chemical reactions that get out of control for a variety of reasons
- Unintended chemical reactions that take place due to accidental mixing of chemicals that are normally separate
Read Reactive Material Hazards, What You Need to Know, and explore other resources below.
This webinar addresses the principle of flammability of vapor/air mixtures, including flammability limits, ignition temperatures, the effect of inerts and how to determine the flammability of any particular mixture.
This webinar presents an introduction to how industry handles reactive chemical hazards, and provides resource material to teach this subject in an existing course in chemical engineering.