Material and Energy Balances Safety Modules

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board referred to in the safety modules is an independent federal agency that is tasked with investigating the major causes of chemical accidents. They provide recommendations on safety improvements and provide lessons learned in hope to protect the community and environment from future incidents. This set of modules was developed for a course on Material and Energy Balances. University of Michigan Professor Bryan Goldsmith was lead editor.

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Module 1: CAPECO Explosion
Class Tested by University of Michigan Material and Energy Balances Course
  • Description: Overfilling of storage tank with a flammable liquid
  • Location: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Date: October 23, 2009
Module 2: Acetone Drum Explosion
Class Tested by University of Michigan Material and Energy Balances Course
  • Description: Calculate the flammability limits of one teaspoon of acetone in an inverted drum
  • Location: N/A
  • Date: N/A