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Document ID (ISN)103238
CIS number 04-192
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2803-5
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSG 244
Health and Safety Executive
Title Remotely operated shutoff valves (ROSOVs) for emergency isolation of hazardous substances - Guidance on good practice
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Aug. 2004. iv, 32p. Illus. 16 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance for operators of hazardous installations on identifying the need for the isolation of hazardous substances using remotely operated shutoff valves (ROSOVs) as an integral part of emergency arrangement for the safe and controlled shutdown of plant and equipment. It is based on the analysis of incidents that have occurred in the refining sector in the United Kingdom. Areas covered include: scope of the guidance; site assessment; selection criteria; selection and operation of ROSOVs. A case-specific assessment of the reasonable practicability of a ROSOV and a summary of relevant legal requirements are also included.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; plant safety organization; automatic stop valves; hazard evaluation; remote control
Descriptors (secondary) shutdown procedure; analysis of accident causes; legal aspects; safety guides; safe working methods; petroleum refining; emergency organization
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Safety devices
Risk evaluation