Safety in Chemical and Process Industries: A Comprehensive Assessment

Preventive and Protective Measures

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

Pp: 189-222 (34)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165760123010011

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Preventive measures are used to prevent explosive phenomena. In particular, inertization and ventilation procedures are discussed. Despite the adoption of these measures, explosive phenomena may still occur. Therefore, protective measures are necessary to reduce damages. Fire classes are also presented in this chapter.

Keywords: Fire Classes, Pressure Purging, Rupture Discs, Sweep-Through Purging, Siphon Purging, Ventilation, Vacuum Purging.

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