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Document ID (ISN)108433
CIS number 08-924
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 489
Author(s) Hamdan F.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Structural strengthening of offshore topsides structures as part of explosion risk reduction methods
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 145p. Illus. 93 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr489.pdf [in English]
Abstract Reassessment of offshore structures are often necessary for a variety of reasons: many existing offshore structures are being used well beyond their original design life, which necessitates the assessment of state of the structure in case of any deterioration; continuous advances being made in the field of safety of offshore structures against the risks of fires and explosions, which necessitates the re- assessment of the structure taking into account new data related to gas and explosion loading and response models; HSE requires the duty holder to carry out an assessment to demonstrate that risks have been reduced to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). This report deals with the re-assessment and strengthening methods for blast walls, decks and floors of offshore structures.
Descriptors (primary) safety engineering; offshore oil extraction; explosion hazards; structural steel work
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; United Kingdom; legal aspects; safety by design; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; mathematical models; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Explosions