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Runaway Reactions - full series

Runaway Reactions - full series


£199.00 price excludes VAT

Accidents resulting from ‘runaway reactions’ are not rare and they can have devastating consequences. An understanding of their relevant thermodynamics and kinetics is essential in order to avoid mishap. Measures to prevent and mitigate the effects of runaways with presenting case studies are discussed in the course.

This course will help you better understand all aspects of chemical reaction hazards and managing the runaway reactions.

The course draws upon a range of case studies from the chemical industry sector.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • the principles and chemistry
  • how to manage runaway reactions
  • learning from case studies.

    Who is it for?

    Anyone who would like to improve their understanding of runaway reactions and learning from past accidents.

    What do you get?

    • downloads of all modules (usually an hour each)
    • most modules have a FAQ section at the end 
    • digital copies of slides and supporting materials (PDF) 
    • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation for CPD purposes (on request) 

    Course outline

    Module 1: Understanding chemical reaction hazards
    • The chemistry – the thermodynamics and kinetics principles
    • The causes
    • Potentially dangerous exothermic processes (statistics)
    • Standard initiating events
    Module 2: Managing the Runaway Reactions
    • Chemical process risk assessment
    • Prevention and control of thermal runaway accidents
    • Inherent safety and runaway reactions
    • Emergency planning (emergency relief systems)
    Module 3: Learning from accidents
    • Case studies – causes – lessons learned
    • Regulations, good practice and preventing measures

      Multiple-user fee

      This option allows you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £995 + VAT. Contact us for more information at

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