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Fires, Explosions, and Toxic Gas Dispersions

Effects Calculation and Risk Analysis, 1st Edition

By Marc J. Assael, Konstantinos E. Kakosimos

CRC Press

349 pages

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Today's risk analysis is a very challenging field, and a solid understanding of the calculations procedure associated with it is essential for anyone involved. Fires, Explosions, and Toxic Gas Dispersions: Effects Calculation and Risk Analysis provides an overview of the methods used to assess the risk of fires, explosions, and toxic gas dispersion

Table of Contents

Hazard Identification- Event FrequencyHazard and RiskHazard Identification TechniquesEvent Frequency TechniquesHuman FactorOutflowIntroductionOutflow of Compressed GasesOutflow of LiquidsOutflow of Pressurized Liquefied GasesEffects and Consequences AnalysisIntroduction FiresVapor Cloud ExplosionsBLEVEToxic Gas DispersionCauses of DestructionIntroductionFacilities and EquipmentIgnitionReferencesAppendices

About the Authors

Marc J. Assael

Professor in Thermophysical Properties, BSc, ACGI, MSc, DIC, PhD, CEng, CSci, MIChemE

Marc Assael received his PhD from Imperial College in 1980. In 1982 he was elected Lecturer in Heat Transfer in the Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he founded the Laboratory of Thermophysical Properties & Environmental Processes. In 1986 he was elected Assistant Professor, in 1991 Associate Professor, and in 2001 Professor of Thermophysical Properties at the same Faculty. During the years 1991-1994 he served as the Vice-Chairman of the Faculty, during 1995-1997 as the Chairman of the Faculty, and from 2009-today, again as the Vice-Chairman of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering.

In 1998, Dr. Assael was TEPCO Chair Visiting Professor in Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, while during the years 2007-2010 he also holds the position of Adjunct Professor in Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. He has published more than 230 papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 20 chapters in books and 7 books. He is acting as a referee for most journals in the area of thermophysical properties, while he is also a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals International Journal of Thermophysics, High Temperatures High Pressures (Pion, UK), and IChemE Transactions Part D: Education for Chemical Engineers (IChemE, UK)

He is a national delegate in many committees in the European Union, in the European Federation of Chemical Engineering as well as in many international scientific organizations.

Konstantinos Kakosimos

Dipl. Chem. Eng, Dr Chem. Eng.

Konstantinos Kakosimos received his Chemical Engineering Diploma in 2002 and his Ph.D. on the simulation of toxic gases dispersion from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2009. Since 2000, he works as Researcher in t

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General