Technical Safety (RIS520)
The course describes the chain of events from leakage to fire/explosion.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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The course considers the scenario development from leakage of combustible substances to the emergence and development of fire or explosion. Experiments related to ignition, fire and explosions are presented and visualized, some are shown on video. Topics that are considered are:
- Examples of accidents and events.
- Important terms such as flash point, flammability limits, minimum ignition energy, etc.
- Explanation of the physics and chemistry related to leakages, dispersion, ignition, fire and explosion.
- Descriptions of consequences related to accident scenarios.
- Measures and barriers against accidents.
- Simple analytical techniques.
After completing this course the student will have
- general competence concerning flammable gases and liquids and selected characteristics relevant for safety work
- knowledge about phenomena like leak, dispersion, ignition, fire and explosion
- skills related to performing simple consequence analyses for the events described above
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written exam||1/1||4 Hours||Letter grades|
The following text describing what is allowed to bring to and use at the exam is taken from the Curriculum document which has been uploaded to Canvas:
You can bring * the paper by Kuchta, * the Fire Calculation Handbook and * the Gas Explosion Handbook to the exam. Neither handouts (copies of lectures) nor exercises solved during the course can be used at the exam. Bring a standard calculator
Course coordinator:Jan Roar Bakke
Programme coordinator:Sabrina Ebenhoch
Head of Department:Tore Markeset
Method of work
|Technical safety (MOS230_1)||10|