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T2 Runaway Reaction and Explosion


The main reason for the explosion at T2 Laboratories, Inc. was the lack of understanding of the hazards involved in dealing with a potential runaway reaction. This product emphasizes the following:

The main source of information for this product is the T2 CSB report cited in the references. This product includes a PowerPoint presentation including lecture notes. An example problem based on this accident is available in the textbook by Scott Fogler entitled “Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering” (Prentice-Hall, 2011).

Student access: The slide summary with notes is available to students logged into the site.


Ronald J. Willey (Northeastern University)


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