The articles featured here, by Dr. David Leggett, describe a variety of hazard identification techniques. They include a series of papers that present straightforward methods to highlight the hazard potential of small scale operations. These techniques take only a couple of hours to perform.
Warehousing hazardous chemicals, on a large scale, is not uncommon, and can be done safely provided the facility is properly designed. The Tianjin explosion (August 12, 2015) highlights the...Read More
Multi-use pilot scale plants often run production campaigns in parallel, requiring frequent changes in the chemistry from campaign to campaign and modified procedures to match the new production needs within...Read More
Manufacturing chemicals is a risky business. Chemical producers must be constantly vigilant to the potential for runaway reactions, since manufacturing often requires the use of reactive chemicals, which may be...Read More
The circumstances leading to reactive chemicals accidents are often complex, but most of them could have been foreseen by the use of laboratory tests, hazard analysis and chemical reaction engineering...Read More
Reactive chemicals accidents often arise from complex and inter-related physicochemical origins, but most of them could have been foreseen by the use of thermo-kinetic data generated by laboratory tests and...Read More
This paper advances the thesis that a complete assessment of the chemical process safety must be founded on specific chemical hazards data. Usually, these data can only be obtained from appropriately designed experiments using the...Read More