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Document ID (ISN)69752
CIS number 97-1661
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ross J.A.S., Henderson G.D., Howie R.M.
Title Oxygen consumption and ventilation during simulated escape from an offshore oil platform
Bibliographic information Mar. 1997, Vol.40, No.3, p.281-292. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Oxygen consumption and ventilation were measured in 26 offshore oil industry workers performing a simulated escape from an offshore structure. Measured breathing volumes suggest that the level of physical activity reflected by the current European standard for respiratory equipment for use during escape and fire may be considerably below that likely to be met in practice. Thus, smoke hoods and other forms of respiratory protective equipment may impose physical limitations on workers trying to escape from fire. Offshore installations and escape routes should be designed to minimize exercise, and workers should be trained in the use of escape breathing equipment.
Descriptors (primary) fire; oxygen intake; offshore oil extraction; escape and exit; pulmonary ventilation
Descriptors (secondary) smoke; information of personnel; respirators; escape routes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Petroleum and natural gas industry