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Document ID (ISN)60287
CIS number 93-979
ISBN(s) 0-11-882059-1
Year 1992
Convention or series no. OTI 92 595
Author(s)
Steel Construction Institute
Title Possible ways of mitigating explosions on offshore structures
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 52p. Illus. 37 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Abstract This report is one of a series concerning blast loading on offshore structures. An overview of explosion mitigation is presented followed by a review of information on explosion relief, explosion suppressant systems, blast containment, blast deflection and module layout. Since no accurate methods are available for the assessment of techniques other than suppressant systems, it cannot confidently be predicted that specific applications will reduce explosion over-pressures to acceptable magnitudes. The complex interaction of suppressant with explosion flame is also poorly understood.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; explosion protection
Descriptors (secondary) explosion venting; prevention of explosion propagation; explosion suppression; physics of explosions; safe layout
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) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Explosions