040-0530/04 – Incident Cause Investigation (ZPMU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Occupational and Process SafetyCredits4
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 typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DAM50 doc. Ing. Jaroslav Damec, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The arrangement of flammable and explosive substances in the working conditions and potential ignition sources. Evaluation of structural materials and strain under normal conditions and disorders. Examination of possible causes of failures of machines and equipment. Determination of border life of the machines and their influence on the possibility of failure. Assembling procedure for investigating the causes of the breakdown of machinery, equipment and technological process.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Determination of Causes of Accidents Flammable and explosive substances under working conditions. Possible ignition sources. Constructional materials and stresses on materials in normal conditions and in failures. Possible causes of failures of machines and equipment. Machine life and its influence on the possibility of failure. A procedure for the investigation of causes of failures of machines, equipment and technological processes.

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. Damec,J.: Protivýbuchová prevence v potravinářství a zemědělství. SPBI SPEKTRUM 23. Ostrava 1999. ISBN 80-86111-41-5. Bartlová,I.-Damec,J.: Prevence technologických zařízení. SPBI SPEKTRUM 30. Ostrava, 2002. ISBN 80-86634-10-8. Bussenius S.: Protipožární a protivýbuchová ochrabna průmyslu. SPO ČSSR, Praha 1985. Bartknecht,W.: Explosionsschutz. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1993

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1st Flammable and explosive substances and their technical and safety parameters. 2nd Influence of operating conditions on the technical and safety parameters. 3rd Potentially explosive atmospheres - Zone. Verification of device categories. 4th Ignition sources in the production processes and their limitations. 5th Verification of explosion prevention measures. 6th Physical explosion and its effects. The explosion of chlorine pump. 7th Construction materials and stresses in normal conditions and disorders. 8th Possible causes of failures of machines and equipment. 9th The life of machines and their influence on the possibility of failure. 10th The procedure for investigating the causes of the breakdown of machinery, equipment and technology process. 11.Havárie drum drying plants - the causes, course, protective measures. 12.Havárie hardening furnaces - the cause, course safeguards. 13.Havárie annealing furnace with an atmosphere of hydrogen - the cause, course, protective measures. 14.Detonace compressed air pipelines - the cause of course, measures.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-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.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2003/2004 (B3908) Fire Protection and Industrial Safety (3908R005) Engineering Safety of Persons and Property K Czech Ostrava 4 Compulsory study plan

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