Chemical Reactivity Management


Understanding the how, when and why materials react is essential to managing chemical processes. Many facilities may not be aware of potential reactive hazards outside their normal operating limits. It is these undesired reactions, including side reactions, decompositions, polymerizations, etc. that can lead to uncontrolled situations and reactive chemical incidents, such as runaway reactions and explosions. This course will explain how to select appropriate methodologies, identify potential reactive hazards and analyze test data in order to take appropriate safety measures.


  • Overview of applicable OSHA standards with respect to hazardous materials, flammable and combustible liquids, and process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals
  • Introduction to thermal hazard, chemical reactivity and basic calculations
  • Potential for explosion in reactive systems
  • Basics of thermodynamic and reaction kinetics
  • Test methods to measure characteristics of chemical reactivity
  • Experimental design and data analysis with instruments such as:
    • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
    • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)
    • Accelerating Rate Calorimeter (ARC®)
    • Automatic Pressure Tracking Adiabatic Calorimeter (APTAC™)
  • Interpretation of test results and application to the thermal safety of reactive processes

Who Should Attend

This course is ideally suited for process or design engineers working with reactive chemicals and safety professionals who need to understand chemical reactivity hazards.



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 Course Details 
Type: Classroom Course
Language: English
Skill Level: Basic
Duration: 3 Days
PDHs: 24
CEUs: 2.4