|Document ID (ISN)||55148|
|Convention or series no.
||The effects of explosions in the process industries
||The Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1990. 26p. Illus. 42 ref.
||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.
||chemical industry; process engineering; major hazards; hazard evaluation; explosions
||overpressure; explosion pressure; United Kingdom; glossary; physics of explosions; results of explosions; injuries; vapour clouds
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards