Guide Assists In Reaction Hazard Assessment

Sept. 30, 2016
Dekra Insight releases chemical reaction guide to assist in hazard assessment and safety at work.

Dekra Insight releases “Chemical Reaction Hazards and Thermally Unstable Substances: A Strategic Guide to Reaction Hazard Assessment.” The guide is available for complimentary download and reportedly outlines a mechanism for assessing hazards present in the inherent exothermic reaction and uncontrolled gas evolution potential of chemical processes, including:

  • Route selection, process development and optimization.
  • Assessment of explosive properties, gas generation and thermal stability.
  • Approaches for pilot, small-scale and full-scale facilities.
  • Overview and description of available test procedures.

“The understanding of chemical reactions and material reactivity is a critical element of safe processing, particularly for the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries,” says Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., Dekra Insight’s chief technical officer and regional director, process safety, North America, India and Asia Pacific. “The ultimate aim of ‘Chemical Reactivity Hazard Assessment’ is to specify and document a detailed basis of safety for the protection of personnel and plant from the consequences of a runaway reaction.”

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