|Document ID (ISN)||62657|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0309-6866 - Fire Prevention
|Convention or series no.
||Fire and blast research in the wake of Piper Alpha
||Sep. 1993, No.262, p.14-16. Illus.
||Research carried out into large-scale hydrocarbon fires and explosions in the wake of the Piper Alpha disaster will have great value for industrial plant both on and offshore. Aspects considered here include: the isolating of pipelines during and emergency by means of sub-sea valves; research into large-scale jet fires; improvements in methods of predicting the effects of gas-cloud explosions; implementation of new safety case regulations requiring operators to demonstrate that major hazard risks have been evaluated; compilation of a comprehensive set of guidelines for fire and blast engineering on offshore installations.
||United Kingdom; fire hazards; offshore oil extraction; major hazards; explosion hazards
||piping; vapour clouds; results of explosions; safety valves; hazard evaluation; fire research; explosion research; legislation; prediction; safety by design; tests on models
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Petroleum and natural gas industry