Understanding Fire and Explosion training course. Free Certification

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 Fire Explosion training course helps you understand how and why they can happen.


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.

Earn a Certificate and an electronic badge that you can display online.

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“Easy course that explains everything in a concise manner. I  was working as a Process Engineer and I was given additional charge of Health, Safety and Environment department. This course proved very useful to me to understand how fires and explosions can happen in the process industry. The course helped me understand the mechanisms of these phenomena easily. It also indirectly helped me prepare Standard Operating Procedures for batch processes, that took into account these factors.”

D. K., India


Key Benefits of the Abhisam Fires and Explosions Course


For one learner
$ 199
  • Course Duration: 12 hours of self paced learning (Earn 12 PDH)
  • Access the course online 24/7 via any device for one year
  • Exam & Certification for one learner
  • Lifelong Valid Certificate

Get Trial Access to all Abhisam courses, including this Understanding Fire & Explosion course for $7. You will NOT be billed automatically after trial ends.

Table of Contents.

Please click the + sign to expand and see details of every module.

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

*Flammability Characteristics

* Heat of Combustion

* Comparison of Fuel Characteristics


*Determining LEL & UEL for vapor mixtures

* Flash Point

* Auto-Ignition Temperature

* Correlation between various Flammability Properties

* Determination of flammable zones

Introduction to Oxidizers

* Limiting Oxygen Concentration (LOC)

* Inerting

* Example Calculations for LOC

* Flammability Diagram

* Sample Flammability Diagram

* Determining Flammable zones from the Flammability Diagram

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)

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

The  self assessment test enables you evaluate your own understanding of fires and explosions and other related topics. This also works like a mock test before you take the associated exam.

Just get this Understanding Fires and Explosions e-learning course today and for a much lesser price that you would be paying for any other course out there!

Note that it includes all the things that you must know about Fires and Explosions. No other course (Classroom or e-learning or software or online or video or any other) includes all of these in one package!

Can I not get this information free from elsewhere?

There is a misconception out there  “Just Google it”

Unfortunately it is not true. If you Google for it you are likely to get a large number of fire or explosion related articles, videos, etc.  You will spend a lot of your time to read it and after hours of doing this you may

a) Not be able to collate it all in one coherent sequence-most information on the internet is in chunks (although large ones). It is not put out there as a logical  manner.

b) Be more confused after you try making sense of all that information which you collected

c) Nobody will give you a certificate for your efforts.

Unfortunately, you will spend several days doing all this for nothing to show.

Use your time productively and simply get this one course that helps you understand topics of fire explosion hazards and mechanisms.

Can I not simply buy a book? That will be much cheaper!

Of course, you could always  decide to go for  buy a book on this topic,


remember that there are some disadvantages with this approach

a)  There is no single book that covers all the topics that you need to know regarding this subject. On the other hand, there are a lot of things in every book, that you can safely skip, without missing out on anything important.

b) Some of these books may be outdated

c) Learning from an animated simulation makes you grasp a concept much faster than merely reading about it.

d) Nobody gives you a certificate if you simply read a book.

What does the $7 trial include?

The $7 trial includes trial access to ALL the courses in the Abhisam Catalog for a limited time.

After the trial is over you can choose to either buy an individual course OR subscribe to the GOLD or PLATINUM membership plans.

Your card will not be billed automatically.

Which versions are available?

This course is available as either stand alone (select the Standard version above) or as part of the Abhisam GOLD membership level. The Standard version allows you to access the course online from any device (PC/tablet/smartphone) that has an internet connection and a browser that supports HTML 5 (such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera, etc). You can access the course for a period of one year, within which you need to take the exam to earn a Certificate (electronic). You will also earn an electronic badge that can be displayed online on LinkedIn and similar portals.

What is the Abhisam GOLD membership?

When you subscribe to the Abhisam GOLD membership, you get access to all the courses in the Abhisam Catalog, by paying just one low monthly subscription. You can also get a free certification exam every month. If you are interested in taking a bunch of courses, then the GOLD membership gives you an affordable plan to do this. This is available to individuals only.

What is the Abhisam Platinum membership?

This is meant for organizations with multiple learners. When you subscribe to the Abhisam Platinum membership, your learners get access to all the courses in the Abhisam Catalog, by paying just one low Enterprise yearly subscription. You can also get a free certification exam every month.  Additionally you also get a Dashboard where your Training Manager can see the progress of the learners, such as learner module completion, login times, test scores, etc.

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This course can be taken after you complete the Understanding Fires and Explosions course.


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