Understanding Explosions

Understanding Explosions

Author(s): Daniel A. Crowl

Published Online: 16 AUG 2010

Print ISBN: 9780816907793

Online ISBN: 9780470925287

DOI: 10.1002/9780470925287

About this Book

There are many different types of explosions, each with its own complex mechanism. Understanding explosions is important in preventing them. This reference provides valuable information on explosions for everyone involved in the operation, design, maintenance, and management of chemical processes, helping enhance understanding of the nature of explosions and the practical methods required to prevent them from occurring.

The text includes:

  • Fundamental basis for explosions
  • Explosive and flammable behavior and characteristics of materials
  • Different types of explosions
  • Fire and explosion hazard recognition
  • Practical methods for preventing explosions or minimizing the potential consequences
  • Additional references

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