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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Safety Engineering - AM409009
Title: Safety Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Engineering (409)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Jahoda Milan doc. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : M409009, N409043
Is interchangeable with: M409009
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
The course is focused on understanding the basics of safety at work (not only) in the chemical industry. That inappropriate change process at work can lead to an accident with serious consequences. They should know that some values ​​do not need to be calculated exactly. Even approximate result is often sufficient, showing whether or not ther is any sanger. This course does not turn the students in experts, but it provides them with basic knowledge and makes them aware that any change to production mana gement needs to be considered carefully, taking into account all aspects.
Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Calculate if and what is risk during accident in a chemical factory.

Proper procedures and how (before the crash) estimate (approximately calculate) the consequences (which residents will be evacuated).

Evaluate the risks of storing and processing of flammable substances.

Calculate what must be ventilation rate when working with toxic substances and will know what to do with the outgoing gas.

Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Literature -

R:Crowl D.A.,Louvar J.F.,Chemical Process Safety Fundamentals wih ApplicationsPrentice Hall Second Edition,New York,2002,0-13-018176-5

Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Learning resources -

Book: Crowl D.A.,Louvar J.F.,Chemical Process Safety Fundamentals wih ApplicationsPrentice Hall Second Edition,New York,2002,0-13-018176-5

Last update: Jahoda Milan (17.02.2020)
Teaching methods -

Lectures and seminars.

Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Syllabus -

1. Basic ideas and concepts of risk analysis. Legislation. Examples of accidents.

2. Overview of risk factors in the chemical industry. Individual and societal risk.

3. Toxicology. Effective, toxic and lethal dose. Evaluation of the effect by probit.

4. Materials and security datas. Threshold and concentration limits. Industrial hygiene. Risk factors of dust and noise.

5. Evaporation from the liquid surface and the loading the trays. Ventilation.

6. Source models for releases of gases, vapors and liquids in pipes and tanks.

7. Accident scenarios in the release of flammable and toxic substances. Pasquill-Giffordův dispersion model.

8. The explosions of flammable gas and dust - initiation, formation, effects.

9. The explosion cloud of steam and steam from the boiling liquid expanding. The consequences of fires and explosions.

10. The prevention of fire and explosion. The inert environment. Static electricity. Valves and membranes. Showering.

11. Reliability of components and systems. Failure rate. Serviceability. Weibull distribution.

12. Fault trees. Events trees.

13. Creating scenarios, the analysis of the human factor.

14. Identification of risk sources, HAZOP, DOW index explosion and toxicity.

Last update: Kubová Petra (22.01.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Homeworks, project presentation and written test.

Last update: Jahoda Milan (17.02.2020)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 0.5 14
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 0.5 14
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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