Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur, will be conducting a two day workshop for the engineers on the topic 'Prevention of Fire in Oxygen Enriched System'. Interested students can apply online by logging on to the official website of IIT Kharagpur.
About the topic:
Oxygen is a serious fire hazard. Materials get burnt in oxygen enriched environment faster and easier than it does in air. Three elements are needed to cause a fire: Fuel, oxidiser and ignition. When oxygen is present in systems like vessels, pipelines, valves, fittings and regulators it has both the oxidiser and fuel, because the pipes etc. act as fuel. In an oxygen system, one cannot avoid the fuel and the oxidiser to come in contact with each other.
Therefore, one should try to prevent ignition, which can be done by avoiding the causes that provide ignition energy (ignition mechanisms), using appropriate metallic and non-metallic materials that would not catch fire under the given operating conditions (ignition sensitivity of metals and non-metals) and finally, to design the system in such a way that it does not provide the sources of fire or facilitate creation of a fire or its propagation (appropriate design and operation of oxygen systems). Therefore, it is important to have a clear knowledge on these aspects to avoid fire while handling oxygen.
Engineers with degrees in any branch of engineering are eligible. Experience in industry or R & D laboratory is not essential for engineers. B.Sc, M.Sc or Diploma holders with relevant experience may be allowed.
Visveswaraya Guest House Lecture Room, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal.
Workshop: 28th-29th March, 2014
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