Understanding Explosions

Published: 
July, 2003
ISBN: 
978-0-8169-0779-3
Pages: 
220

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.

Author(s): 

Dr. Daniel A. Crowl

Dr. Daniel A. Crowl is the Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan Technological University.