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In today's manufacturing processes, chemical products reaction hazards appear in manifold ways. The S2S task group "Hazardous substances and chemical reaction hazards" has designed three different assessment tools to face the major problems of wanted and unexpected reactions and reactors. The assessment tools are:
Any of the assessment tools were primarily elaborated to raise safety awereness. In any difficult or doubtful situtation it is recommended to consult safety experts in order to protect life and health as well as the environment and assets.
The Self-Assessment tool of reactivity hazards deals with the major questions of reactivity and compatibility of the used substances as well as with the more safety relevant handling procedures. It originates from the HarsMeth tutorial developed by the HarsNet project group.
The Self-Assessment tool of reactivity hazards is freely available at the S2S web portal.
The evaluation of the chemical reaction is an important part of the reactor design including process specifications. The assess is concentrated at four ideal reactor models and the application of inherently safer design criteria. Learn more in the reactor assessment training ...
The assessment tool for the Evaluation of Chemical Reactions is freely available at the S2S web portal.
The assessment tool for the Identification and Assessment of Unexpected Reactors is freely downloadable as MS-Excel-workbook at the S2S web portal.
Measurement methods on chemical reaction hazards
In order to obtain sufficient safety data the applcation of measurement methods is available. Please follow to the Screening Methods to learn more about measurement methods!
An example of a batch reaction is shown how to systematically assess the thermal risks related to runaway reactions as case study devided into four lessons.