Gas Explosion Handbook

Gas Explosion Handbook

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Gas Explosion Handbook provides an overview of the latest research on gas explosion hazards within the oil and gas industry, and is the only book which focuses specifically on gas explosions. The book is informed by the author's long experience in safety consulting, supporting his findings with examples and case studies.

This useful resource reviews all relevant scientific and technical work performed in the field, and presents important lessons on release phenomena, dispersion processes, ignition sources and their properties, explosion processes and phenomena, blast waves, modeling of release, dispersion and explosion, hazardous area classification, and probabilities of release and ignition.

The current regulatory frameworks, both onshore and offshore, from several countries are also reviewed, together with national and international standards supporting these regulations. The book is suitable for those new to the area as well as experienced professionals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 750 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 60mm | 1,581g
  • Gulf Professional Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128016965
  • 9780128016961

Table of contents

1. Introduction to gas explosions 2. Formation of flammable clouds 3. Ignition sources 4. Explosions 5. Detonations 6. Loading and response of structures 7. Prevention of explosions 8. Mitigation of explosions 9. Regulations and standards related to gas explosions 10. Management and assessment of gas explosion hazards 11. Special hazards
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About Kees Van Wingerden

Van Wingerden has been working in the field of gas explosion safety since 1977. His career has been devoted to gas and dust explosion research and consultancy
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