Catastrophic dust explosions in 2003 and 2008 have placed an increased emphasis on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions.
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.
Performing hazard analyses are critical to safe operation in any chemically based operation or experiment. Often, engineers are approached with proposals for chemicals that have not been used in a company or research group previously.
This webinar will provide a basic introduction to flammable materials with the purpose of providing valuable information that a practicing engineer can use to prevent fires and explosions.