Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The course aims understanding of dangers in the process industry and how the dangers can me minimized
The course descreibes combustion- and ignition properties for gases, liquids, dust and explosives. Classification of hazardous areas. Examples of explosion accidents in the process industry.
On completion of the course
the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
The student is 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
The student is able to perform fundamental laboratory experiments of gas and dust explosions
The student has a knowledge of dangers in the process industry
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The teaching method is by lectures and laboratory exercises, field work]
Activity/ 4 hours per week
Activity/ 13 weeks
Compulsory Assignments and AttendanceCompulsory attendance in laboratory exercises (4 out of 4). Lab report. Compulsory assignments are valid in 2 subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
The forms of assessment are:
- Oral exam, 100% of total grade.
Examination Support Material
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Spring semester and autumn semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for athe autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accorance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.
Contact information for the course coordinator is available at "Mitt UiB", alternatively contact the student advisor.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Technology are administratively responsible for the course.
Contact information student adviser: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tlf: 55 58 28 64
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline