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Document ID (ISN)108544
CIS number 08-1152
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 526
Author(s) Hedley D., Pritchard D.K., Eaton G.T.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Assessment of fire and explosion risks in coating mixing operations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. vi, 22p. Illus. 1 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR, see CIS 03-1035) require a re-assessment of the fire and explosion risks arising from the formation of explosive atmospheres in and around mixing vessels used for the formulation of coatings (inks and paints). Vapour concentration measurements were made during site visits in and around mixing vessels, and ignition tests were carried out in the laboratory on sample coating formulations. The findings are to be used to define HSE's DSEAR Enforcement Policy on coatings mixing operations.
Descriptors (primary) surface coating; United Kingdom; hazard evaluation; mixing, kneading; explosion hazards; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; legal aspects; report; inks; glossary; solvents; enforcement; determination in air; paints
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Surface treatment