Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, Eighth Edition

Section 23: Process Safety

Overview

Daniel A. Crowl, Ph.D. Professor of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University; Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Section Editor, Process Safety Introduction, Combustion and Flammability Hazards, Gas Explosions, Vapor Cloud Explosions, Boiling-Liquid Expanding-Vapor Explosions)

Laurence G. Britton, Ph.D. Process Safety Consultant; Consulting Scientist, Neolytica, Inc.; Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Fellow, Energy Institute; Member, Institute of Physics (U.K.) (Flame Arresters)

Walter L. Frank, P.E., B.S.Ch.E. Senior Consultant, ABS Consulting; Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Hazards of Vacuum, Hazards of Inerts)

Stanley Grossel, M.S.Ch.E. President, Process Safety & Design; Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Emergency Relief Device Effluent Collection and Handling, Flame Arresters)

Dennis Hendershot, M.S.Ch.E. Principal Process Safety Specialist, Chilworth Technology, Inc.; Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Hazard Analysis)

W. G. High, C.Eng., B.Sc., F.I.Mech.E. Consultant, Burgoyne Consultants (Estimation of Damage Effects)

Robert W. Johnson, M.S.Ch.E. President, Unwin Company; Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Reactivity, Storage and Handling of Hazardous Materials)

Trevor A. Kletz, D.Sc. Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lough-borough University (U.K.); Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University; Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.); Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers (U.K.); Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.) (Inherently Safer and More User-Friendly Design, Incident Investigation and Human Error, Institutional Memory, Key Procedures)

Joseph C. Leung, Ph.D. President, Leung Inc.; Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Pressure Relief Systems)

David A. Moore, MBA, B.Sc. President, AcuTech Consulting Group; Registered Professional Engineer (FPE, PA); Certified Safety...