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Practices for Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards
Published by American Institute of Chemical Engineers/Center for
Chemical Process Safety
©2003, ISBN 0-8169-0896-6, 194 pages
|This manual will
address, and manage chemical reactivity hazards.
- Analyze the
potential for chemical reactivity accidents.
reaction runaways, fires, explosions, toxic chemical releases, and
- Apply this
knowledge and tool set to processes of any scale.
|Three types of
scenarios are addressed:
Handling and Repackaging
(e.g., warehousing or tank storage, with no combining of different
materials and no chemical reaction intended)
(e.g., combining, formulating, crushing, blending, screening,
drying, distillation, absorption, or heating with no chemical
(e.g., batch or continuous reaction processes).
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Essential Practices is valuable for
and safety managers, particularly those involved in process scale-up.
The contents can be used by small and large organizations alike. This
manual is appropriate for anyone involved in planning for or managing
facilities where chemicals are stored, processed and used.
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The purpose of Essential Practices is
to contribute to a continued reduction in the number and severity of
incidents involving uncontrolled chemical reactions in the workplace.
The objective is to convey the essentials of managing chemical
reactivity hazards to avoid or mitigate chemical reactivity
incidents. Implementing these elements should result in a management
system that will, on an ongoing basis:
Commit to managing chemical
reactivity hazards throughout the entire facility lifetime.
Identify all chemical
Understand the situations that
can cause uncontrolled reactions.
Reduce hazards where feasible,
resulting in an inherently safer facility.
Prevent chemical reactivity
incidents by designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the
facility in such a way that all chemical reactivity hazards are
contained and controlled.
Mitigate (reduce the severity
of) incidents that may occur despite prevention efforts.
Do I Even Have a
Chemical Reactivity Hazard?
Chapter 3 provides a screening tool to help
determine whether chemical reactivity hazards are present
that need to be managed and controlled.
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and manage chemical safety at their facilities. Funding for the free
distribution of this title is made possible by the
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Engineers, US Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US
Environmental Protection Agency, American Chemistry Council, Synthetic
Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, and Knovel Corporation.
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