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Document ID (ISN)57590
CIS number 92-594
ISSN - Serial title 0309-6866 - Fire Prevention
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Omeish T.M., Sebastian M.
Title Overcoming electrical risks in hazardous process areas
Bibliographic information Dec. 1991, No.245, p.21-26. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract A discussion of the importance of proper selection, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas at petroleum processing facilities. Areas referred to are those where flammable petroleum gases and volatile flammable liquids are processed, stored or handled. Topics covered include: hazardous areas and their classification; sources of release and their likely frequency and duration; conditions for a fire or explosion; selection of electrical equipment according to the area classification; operations and maintenance; inspection of equipment and training of personnel (isolation of apparatus during inspection, hot work precautions, initial and periodic inspections, testing).
Descriptors (primary) hazardous locations; petroleum refining; fire prevention; electrical safety
Descriptors (secondary) flammable substances; explosive atmospheres; safety checks; inspection; classification systems; electrical equipment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceLibyan Arab Jamahiriya
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry