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

Published: 30th October 2007 Author: Joaquim Casal
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.

Additional volumes


Volume 7. Critical Temperatures for the Thermal Explosion of Chemicals

Published: 18th November 2005 Author: Takashi Kotoyori

Volume 6. Risk Assessment and Management in the Context of the Seveso II Directive

Published: 18th February 1998 Editor: Christian Kirchsteiger Authors: Michalis Christou Georgios Papadakis

Volume 5. Safety of Reactive Chemicals and Pyrotechnics

Published: 20th November 1995 Authors: Y. Wada N. Foster T. Yoshida

Volume 3. Fluid Mechanics for Industrial Safety and Environmental Protection

Published: 27th May 1994 Author: T.K. Fannelöp