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Dust Explosions in the Process Industries 1

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codePTEK354
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish. Norwegian if only Norwegian students attend.
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Semester of Instruction

Autumn and spring. The course runs only if enough students enrol.

Objectives and Content

The course includes: Ignition and combustion properties of powders/dusts; methods for prevention and control of dust explosions; case histories of dust explosions in the process industries; methods for measuring ignition, combustion and explosion properties of dust layers and clouds and design of electrical equipment for use in the presence of combustible/explosive dusts.

Learning Outcomes

After the course PTEK354 the student will be able to:

  • describe methods for prevention and control of dust explosions
  • explain the methods for measurement of combustion and explosion properties of the powder / dust
  • describe and explain examples of dust explosion accidents in the industry
  • explain the design of electrical equipment for use in areas with explosive dust

Required Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of mathematics and chemical engineering is recommended.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Basic knowledge of mathematics and chemical engineering is recommended.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam. The exam can be written (4 hours) if the number of students are high.

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.

Subject Overlap

None

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    01.11.2017