Safety Studies Using Thermal Analysis - METTLER TOLEDO

On Demand Webinar

Safety Studies Using Thermal Analysis

Over the last few decades severe accidents have occurred in chemical production plants leading to high casualties and significant impacts on the environment. In many cases, thermal runaway reactions were the primary cause of such accidents. Using thermal analysis and reaction calorimetry, thermal safety aspects of chemicals and of chemical processes can be assessed and thermal hazards can be identified at an early stage of process development.

In this Webinar, we will show how thermal analysis is applied to investigate hazardous compounds and perform safety studies. We will present some typical examples of samples measured by DSC and TGA.

Thermal Analysis and reaction calorimetry are high-potential screening techniques used to assess thermal safety aspects of chemicals and chemical processing. This includes the measurement of related reaction enthalpies and provides insights into the kinetics of thermal runaways (time to maximum rate, TD24). Based on such data, the criticality of a chemical or of a chemical process is estimated.

In this web-based seminar (Webinar), we will present relevant safety techniques based on thermal analysis and some typical applications.

The Webinar covers the following topics:

  • Basic concepts of safety analysis:
    -Time to maximum rate
    - Criticality of a reaction
  • Thermal analysis and reaction calorimetry applications
  • Instrumentation and applications
    - Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    - Thermogravimetry (TGA)
  • Summary


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