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Handbook of Explosion Prevention and Protection



Handbook of Explosion Prevention and Protection

Martin Hattwig (Editor), Henrikus Steen (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61247-5 January 2008 718 Pages



The new definitive reference in the field.
Between them, the renowned team of editors and authors have amassed unparalleled experience at such institutes as BAM, PTB, Pittsburgh National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, BASF AG, and the University of Göttingen. In this work -- the first of its kind for 35 years -- they describe in detail those measures that prevent or limit industrial explosions and the damage so caused. They cover various preventative methods, as well as the current state of technology combined with data gained through experimentation.
This handbook offers operational, planning, design and safety engineers working in industry, government agencies and professional associations in-depth knowledge of the scientific and technical basics, allowing them to apply explosion protection according to any given situation.

List of Contributors.

1. Explosion Processes.

2. Ignition Processes.

3. Properties of Reactive Gases and Vapors (Safety Characteristics).

4. Properties of Combustible Dusts (Safety Characteristics).

5. Properties of Flammable Mists and Foams.

6. Measures of Explosion Protection and Prevention.

7. Fundamentals of Understanding and Judging Explosion Risks.

8. References.


"…a valuable and very useful addition to the library of the process safety department of any company…as well as to specialists in the field." (Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, March 2005)

"No other books have treated this topic to this extent…a good reference in chemical engineering…highly recommended..." (E-STREAMS, December 2004)

"This is a well-written very technical discussion of the topic. The information, I am sure will be of great utility to researchers and practitioners in the field." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, September 2004)

"...sure to become the definitive reference in the field..." (Manufacturing-, 10 March 2004)