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Document ID (ISN)23630
CIS number 75-1513
ISBN(s) 0-87201-286-7
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vervalin C.H.
Title Fire protection manual for hydrocarbon processing plants.
Bibliographic information Gulf Publishing Company, Book Division, 3301 Allen Parkway, Houston 1, Texas 77001, USA, 2nd edition, 1974. 488p. Illus. 334 ref. Price: US-$35.00.
Abstract This manual has been written by an array of noted fire-protection authorities with experience in the industry. The first chapter contains about 90 detailed case histories of fires, explosions and detonations, indicating causes and remedies and drawing conclusions. The next chapters deal with the fundamentals of fire protection and fire-fighting materials, the various factors operative in explosions and detonations, and the dangers of static electricity and electrical installations. Fire-protection facilities in all types of hydrocarbon-processing plant and methods of fighting hydrocarbon fires are described. Further chapters are devoted to safe startup and shutdown procedures of process units, inspections and investigations and disaster planning. An appendix contains a list of specialised organisations and supplementary literature.
Descriptors (primary) petroleum products; explosion protection; petrochemical industry; petroleum refining; fire protection
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; safety by design; fire behaviour; static electricity; fire; fire hazards; sources of ignition; liquefied petroleum gas; explosions; explosion hazards; physics of explosions; choice of location; emergency organization; extinguishing agents; explosion-proof electrical equipment; explosive atmosphere detection; safety checks; shutdown procedure
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fires
Explosions
Petrochemical industry
Chemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry