Thermal hazard assessment using Closed-Cell Adiabatic Calorimetry

J. Sempere, R. Nomen, R. Serra, P. Cardillo

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Adiabatic Calorimetry is a suitable technique for characterising highly exothermic processes, such as decomposition reactions. Closed-Cell Adiabatic Calorimetry (CCAC) has been used for years as a reference technique for thermal hazard assessment of pure chemicals and mixtures. In this paper some of the results of a comparison study involving two of the most popular adiabatic calorimeters, ARC and PHI-TEC II, are presented. This project was carried out during 1994 and 1995 at the Stazione Sperimentale per i Combustibili (Italy) and at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Institut Quimic de Sarria (Spain).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997


  • DSC
  • adiabatic calorimetry
  • kinetics
  • microcalorimetry
  • thermal efficiency


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