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Document ID (ISN)57089
CIS number 91-2009
ISBN(s) 0-11-885538-7
Year 1991
Convention or series no. HSG 52
Health and Safety Executive
Title The storage of flammable liquids in fixed tanks (exceeding 10,000m3 total capacity)
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1991. 24p. Illus. 80 ref. Price: GBP 4.50.
Abstract This document, together with booklet HS(G) 50, replaces HSE Guidance Note CS2 and the Home Office Model Code of Principles of Construction and Licensing Conditions Part II: Distribution depots and major installations. It gives guidance on the design, construction, operation and maintenance of installations used for the storage of flammable liquids in fixed tanks operating at or near atmospheric pressure. Contents: definitions; bulk storage in fixed tanks; road and rail tankers; fire precautions; emergency procedures; higher-flashpoint liquids. An appendix outlines legal requirements and enforcement arrangements.
Descriptors (primary) flammable liquids; storage tanks; fire hazards; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) flashpoints; sources of ignition; tank wagons; tank trucks; loading and unloading; choice of location; safety by design; bund walls; fire resisting structures; fire protection; legislation; enforcement; data sheet; emergency organization
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires