Fires and explosion are the most damaging events for the industrial sector. In addition to direct harm on workers and environment, they potentially lead to a chemical contamination generating environmental and financial impact. The nature of used substances and the parameters allowing ignition to happen are often only partially known.
This topic explains the principles of fire and explosion protection in the chemical industry, including the conditions that are at the source of these phenomena. The reader will learn how to realize a hazard inventory and the risk evaluation and which measures are the most adapted to manage the identified fire and explosion risks.