Detonation Trap Studies
SAFETY CONSULTING ENGINEERS INC SHAUMBERG IL
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In numerous processes dealing with manufacturing chemical processing and transportation of liquids or slurries, the fluids may be capable of propagating detonation. The fluid ability to detonate depends on how energetic it is when initiated, size of piping or processing equipment, temperature, pressure and velocity of flow. From the safety standpoint, prevention of detonation is the first line of defense. The second consideration is that of minimizing the potential explosion damage. This normally is done by utilizing continuous process versus batch methods. It becomes very critical that a detonation once initiated will not propagate throughout the process. In this paper, methods to prevent detonation propagation normally called detonation traps are reviewed.