(339b) The Integration of Process Safety Into a Chemical Reaction Engineering Course: The Review of the T-2 Incident

Willey, R. J., Northeastern University
Fogler, H. S., The University of Michigan
Cutlip, M. B., University of Connecticut

The explosion and subsequent death of four people at the T2 Laboratories chemical facility in Florida in 2007 has resulted in the CSB finding that undergraduate chemical engineering students do not receive knowledge in the hazards associated with chemical processing. This presentation will review the events that led up to the T-2 tragedy. Afterwards, an analysis of the event will be presented that can be used in a chemical reaction engineering classroom to show the hazards involve when dealing with exothermic reactions. This event can be integrated into the learning experience of chemical engineering students learning about runaway reactions