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Document ID (ISN)43083
CIS number 84-1935
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miller T.M., Mazur P.O.
Title Oxygen deficiency hazards associated with liquefied gas systems: Derivation of a program of controls
Bibliographic information May 1984, Vol.45, No.5, p.293-298. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Liquefied gases evaporate and expand to about 700 times their initial volume when released to the atmosphere. The main hazard from the accidental release of inert gases such as nitrogen, helium or argon is oxygen deficiency in the work area. Its effects are described and the various definitions of an oxygen deficient atmosphere are given. A hazard control programme including training, oxygen monitoring equipment, self-rescue respirators and medical surveillance should be established when the probability of fatality exceeds 10-7 per hour. Equations for the calculation of fatal accident probability are also given. French translation may be obtained from INRS, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France.
Descriptors (primary) inert gases; safety programmes; oxygen deficiency; liquefied gases
Descriptors (secondary) laboratories; helium; translation; oxygen monitoring; argon; nitrogen
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Safety programmes