040-0008/01 – Safety of Technologies I (BT1)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Occupational and Process SafetyCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jaroslav Damec, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jaroslav Damec, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DAM50 doc. Ing. Jaroslav Damec, CSc.
SER04 Ing. Jiří Serafín, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+3
Combined Credit and Examination 10+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Gaining knowledge about creating dangerous concentrations in normal operation, when starting and stopping and damage to equipment. Understanding the initiation of explosive files in production processes and applications to their limits. Analysis and evaluation of fire and explosion hazards, and measures restricting the spread of flame of fire and explosion. Applications in manufacturing processes, their risks and potential preventive protection.

Teaching methods

Project work


Formation of hazardous concentrations in the normal operation of equipment, in the putting of equipment into and out of operation and in case of damage to equipment. Ignition sources in manufacturing processes and their reduction. Measures limiting the possibility of spreading the flames of fire and explosion. Chosen technological processes, their risks and possibilities of prevention.

Compulsory literature:

Damec,J.: Bezpečnost technologií. Skripta VŠB. Ostrava 1996. ISBN 80-7078-314-1 Damec,J.: Protivýbuchová prevence. SPBI SPEKTRUM 8. Ostrava 1998.ISBN 80-86111-21-0. Bartlová,I.-Damec,J.: Prevence technologických zařízení. SPBI SPEKTRUM 30. Ostrava, 2002. ISBN 80-86634-10-8.

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course addresses fire and explosion prevention technology processes. 1st Quantities and flammability and explosiveness of their determination. Explosion curve explosion characteristics of flammable gases, flammable liquids, vapors, aerosols industrial liquids and powders. 2nd Cubic law and the extent of its validity. Operating margin impacts explosion and the maximum explosion parameters (temperature, pressure, initial energy, and turbulence). 3rd Removal of the material causes of fires and explosions (open area, flammable, oxidizing agent). 4th Limiting the possibility of ignition of combustible and explosive file - the effect ignition sources. Zones. 5th Design explosion prevention. Preventing the spread of fire and explosion. 6th Ensure a rapid and effective intervention. Explosion suppression in cubic containers and pipes. 7th Ability to create dangerous concentrations during start-up and shutdown equipment and in its normal operation. 8th Reliable disconnect device, the purge and preparation of repair work. 9th Creating a dangerous concentration of the damage and crash the device. Outflow of liquids. The discharge of gases. Equipment operating in a vacuum. 10th Total accident. Dangerous concentrations in free space, their diffusion, initiation and pressure effects. 11th Possible causes of damage that can be expected. Mechanical cause - the resistance of the pipe, increasing the temperature, disruption of condensation, hydraulic character, physical explosion. 12th Damage to thermal effects - the influence of sediments, heat stress, influence temperature on the mechanical properties of steels. Corrosion damage. 13th Ignition sources in the production processes and their limitations. Flame spark, compression heat, hot surfaces, static electricity ignition, Electrical equipment, radiation, ultrasound .... 14th Some processes, their risks and preventive options protection.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 30 (30) 0
                Project Project 20  0
                Other task type Other task type 10  0
        Examination Examination 70 (70) 0
                Written examination Written examination 30  0
                Oral Oral examination 40  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2005/2006 (M3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908T002) Safety Engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (M3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908T002) Safety Engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908T002) Safety Engineering P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan

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