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Document ID (ISN)64838
CIS number 95-1484
ISBN(s) 0-8169-0623-8
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Title Dow's fire and explosion index hazard classification guide
Bibliographic information American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, USA, 7th ed. 1994. 83p. Illus. Price: USD 40.00 (USA), USD 56.00 (elsewhere).
Abstract This guide provides key information for evaluating the overall fire and explosion risk of individual chemical process units. Steps involved in the risk analysis procedure are described in detail, including: selection of process units to be studied; determination of the material factor of each unit; calculation of general and special process hazards; determination of the area of exposure surrounding the unit, the maximum probable property damage and the maximum probable days outage. Some sample calculations are included. Hazard factors of selected chemical compounds are listed in appendix. Previous edition: see CIS 89-631.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; chemical industry; fire hazards; risk factors; explosion hazards; hazard evaluation; process engineering
Descriptors (secondary) flammable substances; combustible substances; flashpoints; chemical reactions; description of technique; explosion protection; fire protection; material damage; list of chemical substances
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Chemical industry