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Document ID (ISN)108018
CIS number 08-689
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 402
Author(s) Sanders C.J., Ivings M.J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Natural ventilation of offshore modules
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. x, 82p. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr402.pdf [in English]
Abstract Natural ventilation is a common method for mitigating the hazard posed by gas and vapour leaks on offshore platforms. Openings in wind walls and doors allow the wind to blow through a module and hence the ventilation is not generally dependent on the operation of any devices such as mechanical fans. This report investigates the effectiveness of natural ventilation of offshore platforms, focusing on the non-uniformity of the ventilation within a module and its dependence on the wind conditions.
Descriptors (primary) wind; offshore oil extraction; natural ventilation
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; design of equipment; ventilation design; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Ventilation