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Document ID (ISN)32827
CIS number 80-245
ISSN - Serial title 0342-5681 - Bergbau
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fiedler J.
Title Safe work in dangerous areas of coking plants
Original title Sicheres Arbeiten in gefährlichen Räumen auf Kokereien [in German]
Bibliographic information July 1979, Vol.30, No.7, p.356-364. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract In coking plants, the commonest hazard sources are harmful gases and vapours, lack of oxygen, hot substances, corrosives, and electricity. Protective measures recommended for entry into hazardous areas (tanks, plant, pipework, pits) are: written entry permit, air analysis and ventilation, respiratory protection, use of safety harness with lifeline, use of non-sparking tools. Delivery of an entry permit should be preceded by instructions from the person responsible. Other data concern precautions in welding and grinding, which constitute a fire hazard.
Descriptors (primary) coking plants; work in confined spaces
Descriptors (secondary) hot surfaces; toxic gases; ventilation; respirators; permits-to-work; fire prevention; toxic atmosphere detection; harnesses; oxygen deficiency
Document type -
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Confined spaces