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Document ID (ISN)68678
CIS number 97-649
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1244-9
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTH 94 460
Author(s) Mansfield D.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Topside emergency shutdown valve (ESV) survivability
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. vii, 66p. Illus. 3 ref. Price: GBP 20.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; piping; offshore oil extraction; major hazards; valves
Descriptors (secondary) safety by design
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels