A 1-Day Workshop or Part of 5-Day Package

Course Design and Objectives

This course will teach attendees how to identify the thermal and chemical reactivity hazards associated with a chemical process based on the principles of scale-up and development. Attendees will learn how to conduct risk analysis of reactive systems to ensure safety prior to process operations and how to interpret the results of preliminary screening tests through the use of chemical engineering concepts relating to safe plant operation. The course will discuss characterization of thermal runaway reaction through calorimetry methods and the latest techniques for process optimization.

Who Should Attend

The course will benefit attendees from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and job responsibilities including chemical engineers, process engineers/scientists, plant/process safety/risk managers, facilities managers and others who need to understand the risks and hazards that can lead to accidents, injuries, property damage and business interruptions to the plant.

CEUs: 0.6 for standalone course or 3.0 for 5-day package

You Will Learn

The course will teach attendees how to assess chemical reactivity through:

  • Use of Chemical Engineering principles to study the potential runaway reactions for storage and reactor risk assessments
  • Small-scale studies
  • Performing risk analysis of chemical processes
  • Development of inherently safer processes

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • How and Where Hazards Arise
    • Case Histories Involving Runaway Reactions and Current Legislation
  • Chemical Reaction Hazard (CRH) Assessment Strategy
    • CRH vs. Process Life Cycle
  • Fundamental Principles of Scale-up and Reaction Runaway
    • Vapor Pressure Effects
    • Heat of Reaction
    • PHI Factor
    • Adiabatic Temperature Rise
    • Reaction Rate
    • Reaction Kinetics
    • Kinetics of Heat Release/Loss
    • Heat Loss Considerations
    • Reactant Accumulation
  • Small Scale Screening Tests
  • Identification of Highly Energetic Materials
    • Strategy for Assessing Explosivity
    • Oxygen Balance
    • CHETAH Calculations
    • Testing for Explosive Properties
  • Reaction Characterization Through Calorimetry
  • Characterization of Thermal Runaway Reaction Through Adiabatic Calorimetry
    • Accelerating Rate Calorimetry
    • Adiabatic Dewar Calorimetry
    • Pressure Compensated Calorimetry
  • Inherently Safe Proces
    • Safe Process
    • Integrating Safety Considerations into Process Design

Problem Solving Sessions
Video Presentation
Q&A/Group Discussion
Course Evaluation Feedback Form

You will need to bring a scientific calculator to this course.


Mon, May 8 - Fri, May 12, 2017 Princeton, NJ, United States $2,375 Register
Mon, Oct 16 - Fri, Oct 20, 2017 Princeton, NJ, United States $2,375 Register


Fri, May 12, 2017 Princeton, NJ, United States $595 Register
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 Princeton, NJ, United States $595 Register

IACETChilworth Technology, Inc. has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 12100 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 130, Reston, Virginia 20190, 703-234-4065.

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