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ESPRiT Course # 9 ExP, Explosion protection and modeling
Date: January 25 - 29, 2010
Host: EPS TE-TO Panonske doo
Place: VII Ulica 102, Sangaj, Novi Sad
Status: confirmed
See the program of the course
Application deadline: January 15, 2010.

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General data of the course

Overview The course aims at increasing the knowledge in the field of explosion protection and modeling, especially for gas explosion and gas dispersion. The ATEX directives will be presented in details and principles of explosion prevention and protection.
Target profile of attendees Engineers from the Private and the Public sector
Regulators
Health, Safety and Environmental practitioners
Academics and Researchers from Industry
Design/Operations/Maintenance staff from all sectors
Project Management
SHE/Risk assessment/Safety consultant
Course contents (divided in units)
Unit 1
ATEX-Directives - Introduction
  • ATEX Directive 94/9/EC
  • ATEX Directive 1999/92/EC
  • Hazardous area classification - principles
  • Risk analysis - principle
  • Explosion protection document
  • Explosion mechanisms and consequences
  • Explosion properties of flammable gases, liquids and dusts
  • Standardized methods to determine explosion properties
Unit 2
Explosion Prevention
  • Preventive measures - Principles
  • Protection measures - Principles
  • Sources of ignition, hot surfaces, mechanical sparks, temperature classes, ignition energy, smoldering combustion
  • Hazardous area classification for gas and dust
  • Electric equipment: Functional principles and particularities of the types of protection – gas (Ex-d, e, q, m, o, p, i, n) – dust (tD, mD, pD, iD)
  • Requirements non-electrical equipment
  • Marking of ATEX-products acc. to directive and standards
  • Risk analysis with example
  • Explosion protection document, proposal of contents

Unit3
Explosion protection
  • Explosion venting
  • Explosion suppression
  • Containment
  • Explosion isolation
Unit 4
Modeling of Gas Explosions
  • Explosion mechanisms
  • Modeling explosion venting:
    Simple models;
    Phenomenological models;
    CFD models;
    Probabilistic analysis
  • Modeling of blast generated by vapour cloud explosions
    TNT
    ME-method/Baker-Strehlow
    CFD models
    Probabilistic analysis
Unit 5
Modeling of Gas Dispersion
  • Emission
    Two-phase flow,
    Vessel blowdown,
    Vessel rupture,
    Vaporization
  • Dispersion
    Jets and plumes
    Dense gas dispersion
    CFD models
    Jets and plumes
    Dense gas dispersion
    CFD models
Unit 6
Case Studies of Accidents caused by Gas and Dust Explosions
Electrostatic hazards basics and prevention,
Live Dust Explosion Demo

Unit 7
Review of the main course topics and final exam
Course duration
 5 days
Certification  The course includes certification exam
Special remarks, warnings  none
 
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