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October 1, 2014

Reactive Chemistry in the CPI

Improper handling of reactive chemicals can result in catastrophic industrial disasters, and a clear understanding of these materials is essential for safe process-design practices

Sonny Sachdeva, Delphine Laboureur, Zhe Han, Sunder Janardanan, Wen Zhu, Sam Mannan Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M Uni

Knowledge of chemical reactivity can help to prevent disasters and plan better hazard-mitigation techniques at CPI facilities. This article addresses the process safety concerns arising from the use of potentially reactive chemicals in the CPI. Included is a detailed look at the types of dangerous reactive chemicals found in the CPI, as well as an overview of the methods and tools used to identify and evaluate reactive hazards....

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