|Document ID (ISN)||112123|
|Convention or series no.
||VÚchot L., Cusco L., Hare J.
Health and Safety Executive
||Development of fire protection measures for vessels containing reactive chemicals
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. viii, 55p. Illus. 13 ref.
||RR_682.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this research was to develop a better understanding of the phenomena that occur when a vessel containing reactive chemicals is exposed to an external fire and to assess possible preventive and mitigation measures. An experimental calorimetric system for the simulating the effects on chemicals in vessels under fire loading was developed. The validities of theoretical models for the correction of adiabatic data were tested experimentally and dynamic simulations of large-scale vessels containing reactive chemicals exposed to a pool fire were carried out in order to study the effect of the presence of an insulation layer. This research forms a useful basis for HSE to assess the adequacy of the safety systems on a range of process reactors containing reactive chemicals and on storage vessels for reactive monomers. These installations vary in size from small reactors common in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries to the large, several hundred tonne capacity storage vessels used in the petrochemical industry.
||United Kingdom; pressure vessels and systems; vats; fire hazards; chemical reactions
||safety engineering; safety by design; public OSH institutions; research; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards