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Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants, Volume 8 : Volume 8 - Joaquim Casal

Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants, Volume 8

Volume 8

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2007
ISBN: 9780444530813
Number Of Pages: 378

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The book analyzes the different major accidents which can occur in process plants and during the transportation of hazardous materials. The main features of fires, explosions and toxic releases are discussed, and a set of mathematical models allowing the prediction of their effects and consequences are explained. With a practical approach, the models are applied to simple illustrative examples, as well as to more complex real cases. The use of these calculations in the frame of Quantitative Risk Analysis is also treated.
Evaluation of the effects of major accidents in industrial installations covers the following topics: general introduction, source term, fire accidents, vapour cloud explosions, BLEVEs and vessel explosions, atmospheric dispersion of toxic or flammable clouds, vulnerability, and quantitative risk analysis.
This book is a useful tool for engineering professionals, as well as an interesting reference for teaching at graduate and post-graduate levels.
Both the essential aspects and the calculations related to the diverse accidents are discussed
The prediction of effects and consequences is performed with a practical approach
Recent contributions from literature have been included
Subjects of increasing importance have been included: an extense analysis of BLEVEs, for example, or the atmospheric dispersion of pathogenic agents.

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
Source termp. 19
Fire accidentsp. 61
Vapour cloud explosionsp. 119
BLEVEs and vessel explosionsp. 147
Atmospheric dispersion of toxic or flammable cloudsp. 195
Vulnerabilityp. 249
Quantitative risk analysisp. 291
Nomenclaturep. 329
Referencesp. 331
Constants in the Antoine equationp. 333
Flammability levels, flash temperature and heat of combustion (higher value) for different substancesp. 335
Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs)p. 337
Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health concentrations (IDLH)p. 345
Determining the damage to humans from explosions using characteristic curvesp. 347
Indexp. 353
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ISBN: 9780444530813
ISBN-10: 0444530819
Series: Industrial Safety Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 8