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Document ID (ISN)56001
CIS number 91-966
ISBN(s) 0-85295-258-9
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cox A.W., Lees F.P., Ang M.L.
Title Classification of hazardous locations
Bibliographic information Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1990. 201p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Report of an investigation into the feasibility of putting hazardous area classification on a more quantitative basis. Contents: background and previous work; current standards, codes and guides; current performance in control of ignition sources; objectives, criteria and strategy of the project; review of leak sources and scenarios; quantitative data relevant to the problem (inventory of leak sources in a typical plant, number of plants, standard hole sizes, estimates of leak frequency and hole size distribution, models for emission, vaporisation and dispersion of leaks, properties of a set of representative flammable liquids, data on fires and explosions); development of a fire and explosion model; ventilation and zoning of indoor plants; conclusions and recommendations.
Descriptors (primary) hazardous locations; United Kingdom; major hazards; explosion hazards; fire hazards
Descriptors (secondary) probability analysis; flammable liquids; report; sources of ignition; chemical plant; classification systems; danger zones; gas industry; offshore oil extraction; petroleum refining; mathematical models; vapour clouds
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) Major hazards