The book contains forty-eight papers and the discussions arising from them. Topics include guidelines for safe design, reliability engineering, emergency planning, safety organization, unconfined explosions of gas clouds, dispersion of heavy gases in the atomosphere, safe transport of liquefied gasses, and explosibility tests. Papers of particular interest to railroad transportation include: Explosions of Unconfined Vapor Clouds; The Course of gas and dust explosions and their control; Design of Pressure Relief Vents; The Bulk Distribution of Toxic Substances: A Safety assessment of the carriage of liquid Chlorine; Secondary heat effect on LPG Storage spheres in case of fire; The cooling of LPG storage tanks in the case of fire; On the spreading of a heavy gas released near the ground; Propagation processes after the bursting of tanks filled with liquid propane - experiments and mathematical model; Phenomenology, test methods and case histories of explosions in liquids and solids; The thermal explosion of unstable substances; The inflammability of liquid mixtures with inflammable and non-inflammable components; Over-pressure and other risks - some myths of the Chemical Industry; The process engineering of pressure relief and blowdown systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 1st International Loss Prevention Symposium of the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands and the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society. Sponsored by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering.
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    Radarweg 29
    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 466 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00131222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM