11.3 What is a BLEVE?11.14 What is the difference betwe

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11.3 What is a BLEVE?11.14 What is the difference between Class I liquids and flammable liquids? 11.15 Explain why an empty gasoline drum can be more dangerous than a full one. Why is a drum containing carbon disulfide more likely to ignite than a drum containing gasoline? 11.17 Under what circumstance can kerosene become even more dangerous and ignitable than gasoline? 11.20 Generally speaking which is more hazardous flammable or combustible liquids? Why? 11.22 Identify a cost saving principle that a safety and health manager might bring to a design team for a process needing a solvent. 11.27 The tank arrangement shown was intended to store tetrahydrofuran liquid on the second story level of a building in Chicago. The first day the tanks were loaded the following events took place: A tanker delivery truck hooked up at the receiving valve at ground level and proceeded to deliver 500 gallons. About halfway through the filling operation a company employee inside the building yelled out of the window that the tank was overflowing. Soon after a tremendous explosion and fire killed both the company employee and the tank truck driver. What faults do you see in the system and how would you redesign the system to prevent this type of accident? Look up the characteristics of tetrahydrofuran including the flashpoint. To what flammability classification does tetrahydrofuran belong?

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