EXP693 - Explosion Prevention

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Subject Title
Explosion Prevention

Subject Description
This course will provide an introduction to explosion protection by starting with an understanding of exactly what explosions are, and the different types and characteristics of explosions.  Explosion protection and prevention methods will be examined, with practical calculations performed.  Determination of radiant heat flux and overpressure effects of different types of explosions will be made.
The course will introduce students to the mathematical concepts and the principles of explosion protection which are relevant to practice in industry.

Credit Status
One College course credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. List the causes, conditions and types of explosions
  2. Calculate the required area of explosion venting as per NFPA 68 for vapour explosion
  3. Explain the process of boiling liquid expanding vapour explosions (BLEVEs)
  4. Calculate the radiative heat of BLEVEs
  5. Explain the process of unconfined vapour cloud explosions (UVCEs)
  6. Calculate the over pressure cauced by UVCEs
  7. List case studies of noteworthy BLEVEs and UVCEs.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.