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DEKRA Insight Releases Chemical Reaction Guide to Assist in Hazard Assessment and Safety at Work

Oxnard, CA – September 23, 2016 – DEKRA Insight, a global leader in safety at work, today announced the release of a new “Chemical Reaction Hazards and Thermally Unstable Substances: A Strategic Guide to Reaction Hazard Assessment”.

The Chemical Guide is now available for complimentary download and outlines a cost-effective mechanism for assessing hazards present in the inherent exothermic reaction and uncontrolled gas evolution potential of chemical processes, including:

  • Route selection, process development, and optimization
  • Assessment of explosive properties, gas generation, and thermal stability
  • Approaches for pilot, small-scale, and full-scale facilities
  • Overview and description of available test procedures

“The understanding of chemical reactions and material reactivity is a critical element of safe processing, particularly for the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In order to provide a clear instructional guide to the companies dealing with chemical reactions, we are pleased to offer this guide” commented Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D., DEKRA Insight’s Chief Technical Officer & Regional Director Process Safety N. America, India, and Asia Pacific.

Ebadat continues, “The ultimate aim of ‘Chemical Reactivity Hazard Assessment’ is to specify and document a detailed basis of safety for the protection of personnel and plant from the consequences of a runaway reaction.”

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About DEKRA Insight

As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and partner to many of the world’s largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. With a passionate, scientific approach to transforming safety, our clients mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner—and in the process, enhance business performance.

DEKRA Insight is made up of legacy businesses BST, Chilworth, and RCI Safety and has over 500 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 35,000 employees.