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Training - Case Study: Thermal Safety of a Batch Reaction




This case study shows through an example of a batch reaction how to systematically assess the thermal risks related to runaway reactions.

The case study is divided in four lessons:

Lesson 1 is a step by step procedure to allow a preliminary evaluation of the thermal risks related to the process.

Lesson 2 expands the study through the use of more data if the conclusions of the previous lessons are that the risks are not negligeable.

Lesson 3 summarizes the results of the previous lessons by means of the elaboration of a cooling failure scenario.

Lesson 4 studies which measures should be taken to perform the process safely.

You can download below every lesson as a pdf file and browse it contents.




Keywords / Terms

Activation energy, Adiabatic, Adiabatic decomposition temperature for 24 hrs (ADT24), Adiabatic temperature course, Adiabatic temperature rise, Arrhenius diagram, Arrhenius law, Autocatalytical, Batch process, Batch reactor, Blow down lines, Boiling point, Bursting discs (Chemical reactions), Chemical kinetics, Chemical reaction hazards, Chemical reactions, Cooling capacity, Decomposition onset temperature, Decomposition reactions, Emergency pressure relief design, Energy potential, Enthalpy of reaction, Exothermic, Heat accumulation, Heat balance calorimetry, Heat capacity, Heat flow calorimetry, Heat of decomposition, Heat of reaction, Heat transfer coefficient, Heat transfer for chemical reactions, High pressure crucibles, Ideal gas constant, Isothermal, Isothermal calorimetry, Isothermal measurement method, Kinetic analysis, Kinetic model, Laboratory process / Bench scale process, Maximum temperature attainable by the synthesis reaction (MTSR), Microcalorimetry, Prevention of runaway reactions, Protection/Mitigation of runaway reactions, Rate of heat release, Rate of reaction, Reaction calorimetry (RC), Reaction type, Reactor / plant size, Relief valve, Runaway reactions, Runaway scenario, Screening methods & classification, Self-heating rate, Specific heat capacity, Specific latent heat of vaporisation, Temperature mode, Thermal analysis and Calorimetry, Thermal stability measurement

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