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Document ID (ISN)69722
CIS number 97-1662
ISBN(s) 0-85295-368-2
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wells G.
Title Major hazards and their management
Bibliographic information Institution of Chemical Engineers, Davis Building, 165-189 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1997. x, 305p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 85.00.
Abstract Contents of this manual: overview of types of major hazard incidents and methods of consequence analysis; information required to estimate the extent of release of hazardous materials (source terms); gas dispersion; fires (flammability, fire behaviour, thermal radiation hazards); explosions (blast waves, vapour cloud explosions, modelling explosions); toxic hazards; mitigation and emergency plans; process safety management; identifying the root causes of accidents; analysis of some major incidents; safety audits and sociotechnical system review.
Descriptors (primary) safety engineering; chemical industry; fire hazards; major hazards; process engineering; explosion hazards; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; radiant heat; fire behaviour; shock waves; gases; vapour clouds; results of explosions; accident descriptions; manuals; safety analysis; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; neighbourhood protection; accident investigation; mathematical models; prediction; analysis of accident causes
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) Major hazards
Chemical industry