Dust Explosions in the Process Industries
Level of Study
Autumn and/or spring.
Objectives and Content
The course aims giving an understanding of dangers of dustexplosions
The course descreibes 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.
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
- describe methods for prevention and control of dust explosions
- describe and explain examples of dust explosion accidents in the industry
The student is able to
- explain the methods for measurement of combustion and explosion properties of the powder / dust
- explain the design of electrical equipment for use in areas with explosive dust
The student has good knowledge related to dust explosions
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a master programme/doctoral education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Scienceswww.uib.no/matnat/52646/opptak-ved-mn-fakultetet
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching entails self-study, seminars and a mandatory literature survey.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The teaching method is by seminars and selfstudy
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Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of AssessmentThe 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 the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance 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 dministratively responsible for the course.
Contact information student adviser: email@example.com
Tlf: 55 58 28 64
Type of assessment: Oral examination
- Withdrawal deadline