Chapter 7. Concepts to Prevent Fires and Explosions
A threefold strategy is used to prevent or limit the potential damage from fires and explosions: prevent flammable mixture, prevent the initiation of the fire or explosion, and minimize the damage after a fire or explosion has occurred. This strategy is presented in this chapter. The specific topics include
• Use of the flammability diagram introduced in Chapter 6
• Controlling static electricity
• Explosion-proof equipment and instruments
• Miscellaneous design features for preventing fires and explosions
For any fire or combustion explosion to occur, three conditions must be met (as shown in the fire triangle of Figure 6-1
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