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Abstract

This volume reviews the safety issues relating to batch reactors and storage tanks, with emphasis on the prevention or mitigation of dangerous situations which could lead to thermal or pressure excursions. The case histories of relevant severe accidents which have occurred in the past are analysed, and current safety criteria and guidelines are illustrated. Methods for the characterisation or simulation of chemical systems are considered. Particular interest is focussed on runaway reactions; experimental techniques and aspects such as instrumentation and control for the investigation of the origins and causes of such reactions are reviewed in depth.

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Authors: BENUZZI A, JRC Ispra (IT);ZALDIVAR J M (EDITORS), JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13457 EN (1991) 439 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-1233-3
Record Number: 199110707 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en