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Document ID (ISN)19740
CIS number 72-2696
Year 1971
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Page R.C., Ward Gardner A.
Title Petroleum tankship safety.
Bibliographic information George Philip and Son Limited, 12-14 Long Acre, London W.C.2, United Kingdom, Oct. 1971. 223p. Illus. 8 bibl.
Abstract A review of the safety and health hazards encountered in the shipping of crude oil and petroleum products and the necessary preventive measures. Individual chapters are devoted to: petroleum vapours (hazards, evaporation, condensation, saturation); oil fires and tanker explosions (oil vapour and air mixtures, flammable limits and ranges, sources of ignition, etc.); gas concentrations in cargo tanks; cargo-tank venting; inert-gas systems for flammable-product tanks; the hazards of static electricity; the use of insulating flanges and ship-shore bonding wires to reduce the hazards of static and current electricity; fire fighting; tank cleaning and gas freeing; entering and working in enclosed spaces; rescue and first aid after gassing accidents; basic chemistry of oil. Appendices cover: flammability characterisitics of some common petroleums; fire-fighting equipment requirements; toxicity data for certain common substances, etc.
Descriptors (primary) petroleum; fire prevention; explosion prevention; tankers
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; static electricity; gas-air mixtures; work in confined spaces; asphyxia; ventilation; gas freeing; first aid; explosive limits
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Explosions