|Document ID (ISN)||69752|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-0139 - Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Ross J.A.S., Henderson G.D., Howie R.M.
||Oxygen consumption and ventilation during simulated escape from an offshore oil platform
||Mar. 1997, Vol.40, No.3, p.281-292. Illus. 20 ref.
||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.
||fire; oxygen intake; offshore oil extraction; escape and exit; pulmonary ventilation
||smoke; information of personnel; respirators; escape routes
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Petroleum and natural gas industry