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    Techniques for managing risk associated with dust explosions continue to evolve. The most important trend is the use of a formal process hazard analysis (PHA) to identify hazards and ways to reduce and/or eliminate them. The most recent trend is the use of a formal process hazard analysis (PHA) to identify hazards and ways to reduce and / or eliminate them. PHAs use structured brainstorming technique to pinpoint weaknesses in the design and operation of facilities that could lead to accidents; most PHAs include evaluations of the risks associated with the hazards identified.
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    In conjunction with the production of a new film entitled BLEVE update, the NFPA sponsored a series of six BLEVE tests using 1.893 m3 propane tanks.
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    As part of the 2013 update, NFPA 654 provides clarification on how to determine if a flash fire or explosion hazard exists. As part of the facility and systems design section, it is now required that a hazard assessment be conducted to determine if dust flash fire and dust explosion hazards exist (NFPA 654 Section 6.1).
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    This guidance applies to reactive systems subject to process- and fire-induced runaway reactions, tanks that store reactive materials, and two-phase flow of reactive materials.
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    The handling, use, processing and storage of hazardous materials will always present risk. The goal of process safety management is to consistently reduce risk to a level that can be tolerated by all concerned
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    Be aware of the changes on the new requirements of API 752 Third Edition, which was revised to address specific OSHA concerns during refinery NEP inspections. This presentation focuses on a review of facility siting problems, OSHA requirements, RAGAGEP's for facility siting, the approach needed to meet the current analysis requirements, and recommendations.
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    In 1990, the U.S. fire service responded to over 200,000 hazardous materials incidents. During the 1980's, many fire departments began developing hazardous materials response capabilities.
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    Explosion protection, process hazard analysis, dust collector bins, bonding and grounding, fugitive dust, lack of isolation, ductwork and other issues are frequently cited by OSHA for noncompliance.
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    We describe herein our recent work for the DOE, Office of Transportation Technologies, in which we evaluated several methods of hydrogen storage from the perspective of fuel cell powered vehicles.
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    This study of the water-contamination reactions of ethylene oxide was conducted by Arthur D. Little, Inc. with funding from, and under the auspices of, the Ethylene Oxide Industry Council, part of the American Chemistry Council.
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    A series of large-scale field trials to better understand the issues with silane storage and use were conducted under the direction of CGA and Air Products at EMRTC in New Mexico.
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    Model based scale-up has application to all areas of process simulation: Relief system design, process optimization, and chemical reactivity hazard evaluation.
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    There is considerable interest in means for predicting reactivity hazard potential from chemical structure. Such means are intended to provide measures of the likelihood that a given chemical composition can undergo rapid self-reaction,
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    This 1,3-Buatadiene Polymerization Case Study was presented to the DIERS User Group on April 28-30, 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.
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    This presentation shows the advantages of ioXpress, an information systems solution. Included are comparisons of Lotus Notes and ioXpress software.
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