Reactive Hazards

Reactive hazards are the dangers associated with uncontrolled chemical reactions in industrial processes. These uncontrolled reactions - such as thermal runaways and chemical decompositions - have been responsible for numerous fires, explosions, and toxic gas releases. From 1980 to 2001, 167 serious reactive accidents caused 108 fatalities in the U.S., according to the CSB's reactive hazards investigation.

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Synthron Chemical Explosion 

BP Amoco Thermal Decomposition Incident 

West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire 

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Reactive Hazards Management 

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