Postgraduate course

Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePTEK250
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
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Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK250 the student will be able to:

  • explain and define the chemical and physical processes that occur during igntion and propagation of gas, spray/mist and dust explosions, and during ignition and explosion/detonation of pyrotechnics, propellants and explosives
  • explain methods for suppression and control of these types of explosions in industry in land and sea
  • explain classification of hazardous areas and design of electrical apparatuses for hazardous areas
  • perform fundamental laboratory experiments of gas and dust explosions

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PTEK202, PTEK203

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory exercises with report. The exercises is valid for 3 semester.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam. If the number of students is high the exam can be written (4 hours).

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline