Hazards Laboratory

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Rooms 207/209 Chemical Sciences

Department of Chemical Engineering
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295

View in Room 209 looking towards the ARC - Accelerating Rate Calorimeter
Contact: Daniel A. Crowl, Herbert H. Dow Professor of Chemical Process Safety, crowl@mtu.edu
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The increased emphasis on process safety has resulted in an increased need to characterize the hazardous properties of materials. The purpose of the Hazards Laboratory is to improve:

Research Focus

Currently, the Hazards Laboratory is foscused on two areas:


The following equipment is supported by the laboratory. Click on the link for more information on each piece of equipment.

ARC - Accelerating Rate Calorimeter

APTAC - Automatic Pressure Tracking Adiabatic Calorimeter

20-Liter Flammability Sphere

Auto-Ignition Temperature Tester

Setaflash Flash Point Tester

RSST - Reactive Systems Screening Tool


The following companies have provided support for the Hazards Laboratory: