Safety in Chemical and Process Industries: A Comprehensive Assessment

Heterogeneous Explosions I

Author(s): Massimiliano Fabbricino*, Roberto Andreozzi*, Laura Clarizia*, Alessandra Cesaro*, Grazia Policastro* and Concetta di Giovanni * .

Pp: 91-101 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165760123010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Heterogeneous explosions are very common accidental typologies in chemical and process industries. The lower and upper flammability limits are presented in the present chapter. These threshold values differ depending on the mixture composition, as reported in detail. 

Keywords: Heterogeneous Explosion, Fire Triangle, Flammability Test, Lower Flammability Limit, Upper Flammability Limit.

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