By Dennis P. Nolan
The protection and financial balance of many countries and multinational oil businesses are hugely depending on the secure and uninterrupted operation in their oil, fuel and chemical amenities. the most severe affects which can ensue to those operations are fires and explosions from unintentional or political incidents. This book is meant as a normal engineering instruction manual and reference instruction for these team of workers concerned with hearth and explosion safety facets of severe hydrocarbon amenities.
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S. C. May 26, 1992. 12. 010-76. Occupational Safety Standards Svstem. Explosion Safetv. , 1984. Chapter 4 Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons Petroleum, or crude oil, is a naturally occurring oily, bituminous liquid composed of various organic chemicals. It is found in large quantities below the surface of the earth and is used as a fuel and as a raw material in the chemical industry. Modern industrial societies use it primarily to achieve a degree of mobility as a fuel for internal combustion and jet engines.
Surface drainage and safe removal of spilled or accumulated liquids is adequately provided. ) Liquid spills are immediately removed from the area through surface runoff, drains, area catch basins, sumps, sewers, dikes, curbing or remote impounding that does not expose other facilities to the hazard. ) High flash point, noncombustible or inert liquids and gases are utilized whenever possible. ). ) Common vulnerable leakage points are minimized, glass level gages, hose transfer systems, etc. ) Piping carrying hazardous materials is minimized where practical and where exposed, is afforded protection considered necessary.
8. C. 002, Processing Plants Checklist, Areas of Attention for a Safe Design, Second Edition, Dutch Director General of Labor, Voorburg, The Netherlands, 1989. 9. Lees, F. , Loss Prevention the Process Industries, Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX, 1980. 10. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Guidelines for Safetv Evaluation of Platform Conceutual Design, NPD, Oslo, Norway, 1981. 11. S. C. May 26, 1992. 12. 010-76. Occupational Safety Standards Svstem. Explosion Safetv. , 1984. Chapter 4 Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons Petroleum, or crude oil, is a naturally occurring oily, bituminous liquid composed of various organic chemicals.