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Document ID (ISN)62657
CIS number 94-1360
ISSN - Serial title 0309-6866 - Fire Prevention
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Crook J.
Title Fire and blast research in the wake of Piper Alpha
Bibliographic information Sep. 1993, No.262, p.14-16. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; fire hazards; offshore oil extraction; major hazards; explosion hazards
Descriptors (secondary) piping; vapour clouds; results of explosions; safety valves; hazard evaluation; fire research; explosion research; legislation; prediction; safety by design; tests on models
Document type D - Periodical articles
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
Major hazards