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Technical safety

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The lectures are held in English. The course describes the chain of events from leakage to fire/explosion.

Learning outcome

After completing this course the student will have knowledge about
  • flammable gases and liquids and selected characteristics relevant for safety work
  • phenomena like leak, dispersion, ignition, fire and explosion
  • how to perform simple consequence analyses for the events described above


The course considers the scenario development from leakage of combustible substances to the emergence and development of fire or explosion. Experiments related to ignition, fire and explosions are presented and visualized, some are shown on video. Topics that are considered are:
  • Examples of accidents and events.
  • Important terms such as flash point, flammability limits, minimum ignition energy, etc.
  • Explanation of the physics and chemistry related to leakages, dispersion, ignition, fire and explosion.
  • Descriptions of consequences related to accident scenarios.
  • Measures and barriers against accidents.
  • Simple analytical techniques.

Required prerequisite knowledge


Recommended previous knowledge

Recommended previous knowledge: Basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and thermodynamics.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/14 hoursA - F

Coursework requirements

Mandatory assignments
A mandatory test will be arranged during the semester.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Jan Roar Bakke
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Four hours' lectures per week

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Technical safety (MOS230_1) 10

Open to

Computer Science - Master's Degree Programme
Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme
Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Robot Technology and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme
Engineering Structures and Materials - Master's Degree Programme
Industrial Asset Management - Master's Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Technical Societal Safety - Master's Degree Programme
Risk Management - Master's Degree Programme (Master i teknologi/siviling.)

Course assessment

Evaluation according to agreement with the tutor and UiS norms.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 23.10.2020