Recognise consequences on processes using cryogenic materials

Control Measure Knowledge

Cryogenic materials are frequently used to provide an inert atmosphere or cooling in an industrial process, predominately to ensure that flammable materials do not have access to oxygen and thus preventing combustion. Cooling is typically used to control the rate at which reactions occur. Controlling the reaction rate limits the potential for thermal runaway reactions and of an explosion or fire in the reaction process. Release of the cryogenic material therefore not only creates hazards relating to the material itself, but also a loss of control of the process in which the cryogenic material was being used.

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