Explosion Hazards and Evaluation

Author: W.E. Baker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444599886
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explosion Hazards and Evaluation presents the principles and applications of explosion hazards evaluation. The text is organized into nine chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 discuss the energy release processes which generate accidental explosions, and the resulting development of pressure and shock waves in a surrounding atmosphere. The manner in which the "free-field" waves are modified in interacting with structures or other objects in their paths is discussed in Chapter 3. Structural response to blast loading and non-penetrating impact is covered in two chapters, with Chapter 4 including simplified analysis methods and Chapter 5 including numerical methods. Chapter 6 includes a rather comprehensive treatment of generation of fragments and missiles in explosions, and the flight and effects of impact of these objects. Chapter 7 considers thermal radiation of large chemical explosions. Explosions may or may not cause damage or casualty, and various damage criteria have been developed for structures, vehicles, and people. These criteria are presented in Chapter 8. General procedures for both the postmortem evaluation of accidental explosions and for design for blast and impact resistance are reviewed in Chapter 9. Engineers, scientists, and plant safety personnel will find the book very useful.

Process Vessels Subject to Explosion Risk

Author: British Materials Handling Board
Publisher: IChemE
ISBN: 9780852954287
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work contains guidelines which provide available information as to the pressure capabilities of relatively weak process vessels in the event of an internal explosion. The process industries wanted for a long time a structured method of manufacturing equipment that may be subject to dust explosions - enabling suitably proceted plant to withstand a transient explosion. Despite not covering all situations, this guide should help engineers calculate the strength of weak vessels and thus enable explosion venting and suppression systems to have a more consistent foundation and remove many of the difficultites associated with lack of knowledge of vessel strength.

Explosion Resistant Buildings

Author: T. Bangash
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540312895
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Highlights various aspects of the analysis and design of buildings subject to impact, explosion, and fire. This reference book includes three-dimensional finite element and discrete element techniques. They are applied to buildings such as the World Trade Center Towers and the Federal Building in Oklahoma.

Dust Explosions in the Process Industries

Author: Rolf K. Eckhoff
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080488745
Format: PDF
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Unfortunately, dust explosions are common and costly in a wide array of industries such as petrochemical, food, paper and pharmaceutical. It is imperative that practical and theoretical knowledge of the origin, development, prevention and mitigation of dust explosions is imparted to the responsible safety manager. The material in this book offers an up to date evaluation of prevalent activities, testing methods, design measures and safe operating techniques. Also provided is a detailed and comprehensive critique of all the significant phases relating to the hazard and control of a dust explosion. An invaluable reference work for industry, safety consultants and students. A completely new chapter on design of electrical equipment to be used in areas containing combustible/explosible dust A substantially extended and re-organized final review chapter, containing nearly 400 new literature references from the years 1997-2002 Extensive cross-referencing from the original chapters 1-7 to the corresponding sections of the expanded review chapter

World Trade Center building performance study

Author: Therese McAllister
Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The collapse of the two 110-storey towers of the World Trade Centre following the September 11 terrorist attacks was amongst the worst building disasters in history and resulted in the loss of 2,830 lives. This study has been produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with the help of experts in tall building design, steel structure behaviour, fire and blast engineering and structural investigation. It considers the immediate effects of the aircraft impacts on each tower, the spread of fire following the crashes, the fire-induced reduction of structural strength and the complex series of events that led to the collapse of each tower. It also looks at the performance of buildings in the immediate vicinity to determine the effects of damage from falling debris and fires. Recommendations are presented for detailed engineering studies in order to produce improved guidance and tools for building design and performance evaluation.

Perry s Chemical Engineers Handbook Eighth Edition

Author: Don Green
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071593136
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Get Cutting-Edge Coverage of All Chemical Engineering Topics— from Fundamentals to the Latest Computer Applications. First published in 1934, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook has equipped generations of engineers and chemists with an expert source of chemical engineering information and data. Now updated to reflect the latest technology and processes of the new millennium, the Eighth Edition of this classic guide provides unsurpassed coverage of every aspect of chemical engineering-from fundamental principles to chemical processes and equipment to new computer applications. Filled with over 700 detailed illustrations, the Eighth Edition of Perry's Chemcial Engineering Handbook features: Comprehensive tables and charts for unit conversion A greatly expanded section on physical and chemical data New to this edition: the latest advances in distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, reactor modeling, biological processes, biochemical and membrane separation processes, and chemical plant safety practices with accident case histories Inside This Updated Chemical Engineering Guide Conversion Factors and Mathematical Symbols • Physical and Chemical Data • Mathematics • Thermodynamics • Heat and Mass Transfer • Fluid and Particle Dynamics Reaction Kinetics • Process Control • Process Economics • Transport and Storage of Fluids • Heat Transfer Equipment • Psychrometry, Evaporative Cooling, and Solids Drying • Distillation • Gas Absorption and Gas-Liquid System Design • Liquid-Liquid Extraction Operations and Equipment • Adsorption and Ion Exchange • Gas-Solid Operations and Equipment • Liquid-Solid Operations and Equipment • Solid-Solid Operations and Equipment • Size Reduction and Size Enlargement • Handling of Bulk Solids and Packaging of Solids and Liquids • Alternative Separation Processes • And Many Other Topics!