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Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries

Level of Study

Master

Full-time/Part-time

Full-time

Teaching semester

Haust

Objectives and Content

Objectives

The course provides an overview of explosion hazards in the process indust

Content:

The course introduces basic concepts, terminoogy and phenomena related to industrial explosions, such as physical and chemical explosions, as well as principles for active and passive revention and mitigation of accidental explosions. The lectures emphasis learnt from accidental explosions.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student is able to:

  • discuss criteria for classifting explosion phenomena based on the physical and chemical processes involved
  • describe ignition and combustion phenomena in gases, mists, duct clouds, pyrotechnics, propellants and condensed explosives
  • explain methods for active and passive prevention and mitigation of explosions
  • explain the principles for classification of hazardous areas
  • explain the principles for design of electrical apparatuses for use in hazardous areas
  • describe the chain of events and lessons learnt from selected accidents
  • illustrate the steps involved in risk analysis and risk assessment for a system

Skills

The student is able to:

  • discuss relevant means of explosion protection for a given industrial facility or energy system, and give examples of past accidents in similar facilities
  • perform basic laboratory experiments of gas and dust explosions
  • give a clear oral presentation of solution to relevant problems¬†

General competence

The student is able to

  • identify relevant explosions hazards for a given system
  • propose suitable risk-reducing measures for a given system
  • combine various principles for explosion protection for a given system

Required Previous Knowledge

PTEk202

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS111, PHYS112, KJEM110, KJEM210/PHYS113, PTEK252 (can be taken in parallel)

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

None

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching entails lectures, colloquia and laboratory exercises.

Lectures: two hours per week

Colloquia: two hours per week

Laboratory ecercises: four mandatory exercises

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 Attendance

Mandatory attendance at laboratory exercises (4 out of 4).Approved laboratory reports (four out of four). 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

None

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.

Assessment Semester

Examinaton only in the autumn semester

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for athe autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accorance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Contact information for the course coordinator is available at "Mitt UiB", alternatively contact the student advisor.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Technology are administratively responsible for the course.

Contact

Contact Information

Contact information student adviser: studieveileder.ppt@ift.uib.no

Tlf: 55 58 28 64

Exam information