040-0043/01 – Safety of Technologies (BT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Occupational and Process SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jaroslav Damec, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Jaroslav Damec, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year 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.
VEZ01 Ing. Hana Věžníková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

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



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:

1st The behavior and properties of mixtures of flammable gases, flammable liquids, vapors, combustible dusts and mists. Basic knowledge curve blast, blast characteristics, explosion limit, maximum explosion parameters. 2nd Effect of basic technical and safety parameters and operating characteristics of the explosion effects (initial temperature, pressure, ignition energy, state of motion of the mixture, the size and shape of containers, their interconnections, oxygen content, presence of hybrid mixtures, etc.) Propagation of pressure waves and their effect on the surrounding various working conditions. 3rd Contemporary possibilities of active explosion prevention - Exclusion area, floating lid, layer pellets, foam stability, storage above or below the surface of the liquid, flammable substances influence, reducing the amount of oxidation device limitations and the effect of ignition source. 4th. Contemporary design possibilities of explosion prevention, explosion proof pressure vessels, tanks explosion proof nature, explosion venting, explosion suppression automatically, preventing the transmission of explosion and fire. 5th Ability to create dangerous concentrations in normal operation, the evaporation of liquids, breathing tanks, leakage at odhermetizování. 6th Explosive environment for starting and stopping of equipment, reliable equipment disconnected, purge, which is operated under the pressure. 7th Ability to create dangerous concentrations in damage, leakage of flammable liquids, gas leaks, serious accident, dilution and dispersion of flammable substance, mixture deflagration, transition to detonation, shock waves spread, the effects of pressure on people and objects. 8th Possible causes of damage that can be expected: mechanical causes - an increase of resistance in the pipeline, increase pressure by increasing the temperature, disruption of condensation, physical explosion, hydraulic shock. 9th Damage to thermal effects - the influence of sediment expansion caused by thermal stress, the effect of temperature on the mechanical properties of steels. Corrosion damage. 10th Ignition sources in the production processes and their limitations. Flame, sparks, compression heat, hot surfaces, ignition, static electricity, Electrical equipment, radiation, ultrasound ... 11th Manufacturing processes and their risks and preventive options protection. Gas. 12th Metallurgy, mechanical engineering. 13th Plastics processing, wood processing, food and agriculture. 14th Reserve

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
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2006/2007 (M3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908T006) Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (M3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908T006) Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (M3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908T006) Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan
2003/2004 (M3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908T006) Fire Protection Engineering and Industrial Safety P Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan

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