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Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants


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1. Introduction 2. Source term 3. Fire accidents 4. Vapour cloud explosions 5. BLEVEs and vessel explosions 6. Dust explosions 7. Atmospheric dispersion of toxic or flammable clouds 8. Vulnerability 9. Determination of accident frequencies 10. Domino effect 11. Quantitative risk analysis 12. Transportation of hazardous materials

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Joaquim Casal is Professor of chemical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He has 30 years of experience in the field of quantitative risk analysis both in research and in industrial assessment. Professor Casal has analyzed a number of accidents for court, performed risk analysis for chemical companies and developed research (both theoretical and experimental) on major accidents. Professor Casal has published approximately 150 papers and two books in this field.

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