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Published by American Institute of Chemical Engineers in New York .
Written in English


  • Polyethylene plants -- Safety measures -- Congresses,
  • High pressure (Technology) -- Safety measures -- Congresses

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Other titlesChemical engineering progress
SeriesA CEP technical manual. Chemical engineering progress technical manual, CEP technical manual
LC ClassificationsTP1148 S23
The Physical Object
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19416546M

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Safety in polyethylene plants. Book: OCLC Number: Notes: This is the second in a series of papers on "Safety in the High Pressure Polyethylene Process." Description: 47 pages: illustrations, diagrams ; 28 cm. Series Title: CEP technical manual. Other Titles. Get this from a library! Safety in polyethylene plants.. [American Institute of Chemical Engineers.;] -- Volumes for contain papers presented at the 3d- Symposium on "Safety in the High Pressure Polyethylene Process," Safety and Control in High Pressure Plant Design and Operation. General safety aspects in high pressure facilities. Runaway of polyethylene reactors. Safety in high pressure extraction plants. Economics of High Pressure Processes. High pressure extraction plants. High pressure polymerization of ethylene. Precipitation by supercritical antisolvent. For production, the plant is using Ziegler-Natta catalysts. The product portfolio has homopolymers and copolymers grades with Propylene/1-Butene as co-monomers, covering a wide range of applications (injection, caps & closures, yarn, monofilament, raffia, blowing into bottles. L, blowing into bottles > L, film, pipes).

As in any other process, so also in the high-pressure polymerization of ethylene, do capital costs, utilities, maintenance, manpower, and costs of raw materials contribute to the production costs of low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The cost structure is typical for the production of bulk chemicals but is strongly influenced by the requirements of a high-pressure process. reactor safety discharge system that quenches hot gases if an ethylene "decomp" takes place (4). Autoclave Process The original process for high pressure polyethylene was based on use of a high pressure autoclave and used air to introduce free radicals sufficient to initiate polymerization of ethylene. Health and Safety Executive Pressure systems: A brief guide to safety Page 2 of 5 The main hazards are: impact from the blast of an explosion or release of compressed liquid or gas; impact from parts of equipment that fail or any flying debris; contact with released liquid or gas, such as steam; and fire resulting from the escape of flammable liquids or Size: KB. Learning from Incidents: How a Serious Fire in a High Pressure Polyethylene Plant Led to Improvements in Process Safety. Peter Shields, MSc, FSaRS, Safety Health and Environment Director, Innospec Inc, Innospec Manufacturing Park, Oil Sites Road, Cheshire, CH65 4EY. Innospec operates a high pressure polymerisation plant at Leuna in Germany.

ILLUSTRATIONS Effect of Pressure on Reaction Rate. 34 Density of Ethylene at High Pressures, 35 Critical Pressure for Polymerization File Size: KB. UWA Plant and Equipment Safety Procedures 2 of 20 Definitions Further information see Appendix 6 Plant Plant is “any machinery, equipment (including scaffolding), appliance, implement or tool and any component or fitting thereof or accessory thereto”. Plant is machinery that processes material by way of a mechanical action whichFile Size: KB. High Pressure Washing Safe Work Practices - 3 - High pressure washing equipment and processes present a variety of hazards to workers. Understanding the hazards is the first step in eliminating or reducing workers’ exposure. Waterjets Exposure to the high pressure waterjet has the greatest potential for causing serious injury or death. Polyethylene plastic is made from the polymerized vinyl monomers. Monomer is a kind of simple compound, which can be polymerized to become macromolecular compound. Three ways are used to polymerize the monomer: high-pressure process, middle-pressure process, and low-pressure process. Different ways make different degrees of crystallinity and.