Energetic materials such as explosives, steel, peroxides and deposits may accumulate heat under certain storage conditions. Heat accumulation is accompanied by increase in sample temperature ultimately leading to run-away reaction possibly causing fire or explosions.
Energetic materials exhibiting heat production during storage pose a big risk for self-heating under non suitable storage conditions. Storage conditions such as temperature, humidity, volume of container, heat loss properties are critical parameters to consider to evaluate the risk for self-heating and the risk for self-heating possibly resulting in self-ignition, fire and explosions.
The use of analytical techniques to monitor the rate of heat production combined with advanced simulation models considering the storage condtions and thermal properties of all materials is very helpful to simulate temperature and conversion profiles in a bulk storage.
Analysis & Characterisation
Stability and lifetime
Simulation & Modeling