Fundamentals of pertinent information on fire dynamics of explosions are reviewed, with emphasis on technical aspects related to the power industry. Topics include: fundamentals, characterization, vapor cloud explosions, blast damage due to over-pressurization, procedure for estimating the overpressure, blast fragment missile damage, and energy of mechanical explosions. The text is imbued with examples to assist in understanding and applying the ideas in real-world situations. This material is designed especially for persons in fire-related occupations: fire service, insurance adjusters, fire investigators, forensic engineers and attorneys desiring further knowledge about technical aspects of explosions.

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