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Document ID (ISN)107507
CIS number 08-178
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vargas M., Salazar J., Rondón D., Montaña J.
Title Philosophy of protection of oil installations
Original title Filosofía de protección de instalaciones petroleras [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Aug.2007, Vol.53, No.314, p.46-51. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract This article addresses the issue of the hazards caused by atmospheric electrical discharges to existing oil installations and fuel storage sites, this natural phenomenon being one of the main causes of fire and damage to electronic control systems, resulting in major economic losses as well as fatalities and injuries among workers and neighbourhood populations. Contents: introduction and background; general aspects and mechanisms of the causes of damages and fires; integral protection system and risk reduction (external protection, internal protection, personal safety guide, alarm systems).
Descriptors (primary) lightning protection; lightning; petroleum and natural gas industry; storage tanks; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) electric fields; earthing; comment on standard; alarm systems
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Power generation and distribution
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Petroleum and natural gas industry