The Principles of Fire and Explosion

This module will give you a greater understanding of the principles of the nature of fire and the combustion process. The ignition of solids, liquids and gases is covered as is the mechanism of fire spread. The principles of how explosions occur and the various types is covered in the course.

 

Module 2-1

This module covers the following topics:

  • Behaviour of fire
  • Chemical reactions
  • Nature of fire
  • Stoichiometric mixture
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Flashpoint
  • Vapour density
  • Flammable limits

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Module 2-2

This module covers the following topics:

  • Flashpoint
  • Firepoint
  • Auto ignition temperature
  • Vapour density
  • Flammable range
  • Heat release rates
  • Ceiling jet

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Module 2-3

This module covers the following topics:

  • Class of fire
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Heat transfer mechanisms

Module 2-4

This module covers the following topics:

  • Fire spread in buildings
  • Containment
  • Smoke spread
  • Stack effect

 

Module 2-5

This module covers the following topics:

  • Solid construction
  • Fire properties of common building materials
  • Flashover
  • Backdraft
  • Mechanism of an explosion

 

Module 2-6

This module covers the following topics:

  • Dust explosions
  • Pre conditions for a dust explosion
  • Primary and secondary explosions
  • MEP and rate of pressure rise
  • Explosion protection
  • Explosion suppression

Module 2-7

This module covers the following topics:

  • Ducting and explosion protection relief
  • General foods
  • Imperial sugar
  • Legislation
  • Detonation and deflagration
  • Vapour cloud explosions

Module 2-8

This module covers the following topics:

  • Unconfined vapour cloud explosion
  • Flixborough

Module 2-9

This module covers the following topics:

  • Unconfined vapour cloud explosion – case study

Module 2-10

This module covers the following topics:

  • Unconfined vapour cloud explosion
  • BLEVE
  • Mexico city
  • DSEAR regulations
  • Zoned areas
  • Seveso
  • West fertiliser company

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