Explosion Prevention and Mitigation

  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
  • Presentation Date:
    April 30, 2009
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The analysis, prevention, protection and mitigation of fire, explosion, and reactivity hazards continue to be important to the loss prevention community. This session includes papers that identify, characterize, or offer design and operational guidance on fire, explosion and reactivity hazards. This session focuses on explosion prevention and mitigation.

Prevention and Mitigation of Polyethylene and Hydrocarbon/Polyethylene Explosions

  • The Dynamics of Vented Gas Explosions, Christophe Proust, E. Leprette
  • Safe Thickness for Combustible Dust Layers, Erdem A. Ural, PhD
  • Explosion Characteristics of Hydrogen-Air Mixtures in a Confined Space, Daniel A. Crowl, Young-Do Jo
  • Prevention and Mitigation of Polyethylene and Hydrocarbon/Polyethylene Explosions, Paul R. Amyotte, Matthew Lindsay, Ruth Domaratzki, Neil Marchand, Almerinda Di Benedetto, Paola Russo
  • Flammable Gas Venting/Treatment Lessons Learned & Best Practices, James VanOmmeren
  • Process Safety Management Lessons Learned from a Petroleum Refinery Spent Caustic Tank Explosion, Kenneth P. Bloch, Dawn M. Wurst
  • Flammability Characteristics of Low GWP Refrigerant HFO-1234yf, Barbara Minor, David Herrmann, Bob Gravell
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