|Document ID (ISN)||68678|
|Convention or series no.
||OTH 94 460
Health and Safety Executive
||Topside emergency shutdown valve (ESV) survivability
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. vii, 66p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
||This study provides an overview of the range of approaches currently being adopted within the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) for the protection of pipeline emergency shutdown valves (ESVs) from severe accident conditions. Based on an analysis of a representative sample of UKCS ESVs, typical and best current practices are identified and main strengths and weaknesses in these approaches are highlighted. A systematic method for addressing ESV vulnerability is put forward which could form the basis of a more consistent, industry-wide approach to ESV specification.
||United Kingdom; piping; offshore oil extraction; major hazards; valves
||safety by design
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels