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Document ID (ISN)61878
CIS number 94-672
ISBN(s) 0-471-94328-2
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Institute of Petroleum
Title Fire precautions at petroleum refineries and bulk storage installations
Bibliographic information John Wiley and Sons Ltd., Baffins Lane, Chichester PO22 9SA, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Oct. 1993. vii, 84p. Price: GBP 65.00.
Abstract Contents of this Code of Practice: petroleum products and combustion; site evaluation for fire defence; fire prevention at the design stage (control of ignition sources; good operating and maintenance practice); fire protection by passive measures (insulation) and actively (foam or water spray); fire detection (selection and location of equipment to detect flame, heat or smoke); fire systems (selection of extinguishing media appropriate to the fire risk; equipment for fixed and mobile fire fighting systems); fire fighting facilities in storage area; fire fighting (setting up of a fire plan and organization of emergency procedures). Other codes of practice and standards are listed. Glossary of terms.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; petroleum refining; fire protection; storage
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; fire drills; flammable substances; fire hazards; flashpoints; sources of ignition; hazard evaluation; emergency organization; portable fire extinguishers; foam extinguishers; mobile fire fighting equipment; fixed extinguishing systems; extinguishing agents; fire prevention; legislation; enforcement; classification; glossary; directive; fire detection; petroleum products
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
Storage and warehousing
Petrochemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry