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Explosions or fires occur frequently in many process vessels or storage tanks that contain flammable chemicals. This frequent occurrence of explosions in the process industries is due to an explosive mixture being present in the vapor space and either lack of knowledge about the inherent safety implications or inadequate safety procedures.

 


Download this process safety newsletter to learn:

 

  • The three components of the fire/explosion triangle
  • The limits of flammability
  • The limiting oxygen concentration (LOC)
  • The deflagration index

 

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