Understanding Fires and Explosions Training Course

Understand Fires and Explosions via this easy e-learning course and get certified.

What is this course about?

Fires and Explosion hazards are present in all industries and especially so in those sectors which handle flammable and explosive materials. Many industries need to take steps to prevent their assets from being lost in a puff of smoke--which is what will happen if the phenomenon of fires and explosions are not understood completely. This course helps you learn all about Fires and Explosions.

Why should you learn about Fires and Explosions?

In many industries such as  chemicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, mining & metals, pulp and paper,  power generation, nuclear processing and many others, there is a risk of fire or an explosion happening. Understanding how fires and explosions occur is the first step towards preventing their occurrence and minimizing the risks that they pose to assets, people and the environment. It takes a hell of a lot of money to design, install, commission and run an industrial facility. All of this may vanish if the designers and operators are not aware of the risks posed by fire and explosion.

Understanding the principles and concepts of Fires and Explosions is essential to not only make workplaces safer, but also mandated by many laws in different countries.  If you are in any way responsible for safety of any industrial facility (including plants, storage areas, warehouses) , then you must understand this subject very well. Or you may be working for a regulatory authority or a government agency in charge of industrial safety, or work as a building or factory inspector. In all these situations this course will give you a good background.

 

 

Fires Explosions Training

What will you learn in this course?

This course consists of several modules with a mixture of text, videos, animations & simulations, example calculations and self assessment test. Here is a listing of topics that you will learn in every module:

MODULE 1

Note: the first module is free and can be accessed online from here.

* Introduction

* Fires & Explosions

* Hazards & Risks

* Hazard Potential

* Risk Equation

* Risks in the Process Industries

* Properties of Materials

* Fire or Combustion

* Fire Triangle Working

* Fire Triangle Legs

* Fuel Characteristics

* Flammability

* Concept of Flash Point

* Concept of LEL & UEL (LFL & UFL)

* Autoignition Temperature

MODULE 2

*Flammability Characteristics

* Heat of Combustion

* Comparison of Fuel Characteristics

* LEL & UEL

*Determining LEL & UEL for vapor mixtures

* Flash Point

* Auto-Ignition Temperature

* Correlation between various Flammability Properties

* Determination of flammable zones

MODULE 3

* Introduction to Oxidizers

* Limiting Oxygen Concentration (LOC)

* Inerting

* Example Calculations for LOC

* Flammability Diagram

* Sample Flammability Diagram

* Determining Flammable zones from the Flammability Diagram

 

MODULE 4

* Introduction to Ignition Sources

* Self Heating sources

* Adiabatic Compression

* Adiabatic Compression Calculations

* Determining Final Temperatures

* Determining Safe Compression pressures

* Introduction to Static Electricity

* Triboelectric Series

* Charge Accumulation- Contact & Frictional Charging

* Charge Accumulation – Double Layer Charging

* Charge Accumulation- Induction Charging

* Charging by Transport

* Electrostatic Discharge Process

* Spark Discharge

* Propagating Brush Discharge

* Cone Discharge

* Brush Discharge

* Lightning-like Discharge

* Corona Discharge

* Energy of Electrostatic Ignition Sources

* Energy of Spark Discharge

* Introduction to Capacitance

* Capacitor working

* Capacitor Discharge

* Accumulated Charge

* Charge Accumulation- Liquid Flow in pipeline

* Relaxation Time Calculations

* Streaming Current Calculations

* Resistance and Potential Difference

* Capacitance of commonly used equipment in process operations

* Calculation of Accumulated Energy

* Example Calculations- Product transfers from plant to storage

* Charge Accumulation during Solid Handling (Powders, Bulk Solids)

 

MODULE 5

* Mechanism of Explosions

* Introduction to Detonation & Deflagration

* Detonation

* Deflagration

* Confined Explosions

* Explosion Characteristics

* Measuring Explosion data via tests

* Using Explosion Data

* NFPA Data for Gas Explosions

* Dust Explosions

* Gas Explosions

* Classification of Gases and Dusts

* Blast Waves

* Blast Damage & Overpressure

* Overpressure Estimation

* Example Calculations- TNT explosion

* TNT Equivalency Concept

* Example Calculations- TNT Equivalency

* Energy of chemical explosions

* Energy of Mechanical Explosions

* Isentropic Expansion

* Isothermal Expansion

* Vapor Cloud Explosion (VCE)

* Factors affecting Vapor Cloud Explosions

* Qualitative Studies- VCE

* Preventing Vapor Cloud Explosions

* Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions (BLEVE)

*  BLEVE Effects

MODULE 6

Self Assessment Test

This course covers all the above topics and is an excellent way to quickly understand various types of fires and explosions that can occur in industry.

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This course covers all the above topics and is an excellent way to quickly understand various types of fires and explosions that can occur in industry.

What does this course contain?

This course is in the popular Abhisam XPRTU format. This means that you will see a mix of text, animations, videos and pictures, real life examples and exercises that help you gain a deep understanding of the subject.

What versions are available?

At present two versions are available for the stand alone course, Online and Standard. The online version allows you to access the course online on the Abhisam Learning Portal for a period of 1 year at any time. You can renew the access if you so wish at a discount. The price includes the certification exam, certificate and an electronic badge that can be shared online at portals such as LinkedIn.

The Standard version allows you to download the program and install it on any one PC/laptop that runs any Windows OS (7,8 or 10) for a period of 3 years OR access it online on the Abhisam Learning Portal for a period of 3 years. The price includes the certification exam, certificate and an electronic badge that can be shared online at portals such as LinkedIn.

Is it part of the Abhisam Process Safety management suite?

Yes, this course is part of the Abhisam Process Safety Management suite. If you buy it then this course is part of that and you will get access to it.

Is this part of the Abhisam GOLD membership plan?

Yes of course, all courses, including this one are included in the Abhisam GOLD Membership plan. Your one subscription to this plan entitles you to access the entire Abhisam Course catalog at one small monthly subscription fee. It also entitles you to take one certification exam every month at no cost.

Standard $399 US (Coming Soon)
For Individuals
Course Duration: 12 hours (Approx Two and half days of self paced learning)
Get 12 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course for 3 Years OR Download to any Windows PC/laptop
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
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Online $199 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 12 hours (Approx two and half days of self paced learning)
Get 12 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course for 1 Year
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
View with any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile)
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For Individuals
Gold Membership : First Month $399 US and then $149 US Per Month only
Access to All Abhisam Courses (Online Versions) 24/7 for Gold Members
More Courses are being added every month
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Get One Free Certification Exam Per Month ( Certificate Validity : Lifelong)
Additional Certification Exams can be purchased at discounted price
All modules
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Is this the only way to learn about Fires and Explosions?

No, you can also attend our Blended learning workshops on Process Safety management and this subject is part of that. Not only do you get to attend a classroom style training, but you also get to access the online Blended learning modules.

Why can’t I find this information online for free? Can I not read free books online?

You can of course find a lot of information online for free, but it is unauthenticated. You will also spend a lot of your time, searching for information, that is relevant to  fires and explosions as it applies to Industrial operations. By itself this is a big subject and there is literature out there that is relevant to other aspects such as Forest Fires, Residential building fires and explosives used for military operations, etc.

Secondly you may find the raw information that you find online in various forums or books hard to digest. We explain everything beautifully in an easy to understand manner, which makes it faster to learn, since we value your time.

Lastly nobody will issue you a certificate because you found information online or you read a book.

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