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Document ID (ISN)55148
CIS number 91-274
ISBN(s) 0-85295-235-X
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Title The effects of explosions in the process industries
Bibliographic information The Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1990. 26p. Illus. 42 ref.
Abstract This paper summarises the present state of knowledge of explosions and indicates methods by which their effects in the process industries may be assessed. Topics covered: behaviour of blast waves and their interaction with structures; levels of damage caused by overpressure to a variety of structural elements; injuries caused by blast waves to people; estimation of blast effects (blasting scaling) and of the probable yield of an explosion; vapour cloud explosions and measurement of TNT equivalence; generation and range of missiles and their effects on targets.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; process engineering; major hazards; hazard evaluation; explosions
Descriptors (secondary) overpressure; explosion pressure; United Kingdom; glossary; physics of explosions; results of explosions; injuries; vapour clouds
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Chemical industry
Major hazards