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ID (ISN) del documento112426
Número CIS 12-0266
Año 2009
Número de serie RR 716
Autor(es) Chambers C., Wilday J., Turner S.
Health and Safety Executive
Título A review of Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) analyses of overfill of fuel storage tanks
Información bibliográfica HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, vi, 57p. 15 ref.
Acceso Internet A_review_of_Layers_of_Protection_Analysis_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [en inglés]
Resumen In response to a major accident involving a string of explosions and resulting fires at a large petroleum products tank farm in the United Kingdom in December 2005, several recommendations were made to improve safety in the design and operation of fuel storage sites. Two of these recommendations were that loss of primary containment (tank overfill) should be prevented by a high integrity system, and that industry should agree to undertake a systematic assessment of safety integrity levels using commonly agreed methods. It was also recommended that prior to installing protective systems, one should determine the appropriate level of integrity that such systems are expected to achieve, by means of a "layer of protection analysis" (LOPA). This study aimed to identify common trends and instances of good practices, as well as areas requiring improvement, in the way in which LOPA studies are carried out by operators of sites that store liquid petroleum products in bulk.
Descriptores (primarios) Reino Unido; tanques de almacenamiento; retención de excedentes; grandes riesgos; extracción de petróleo y gas natural
Descriptores (secundarios) valoración del riesgo; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; instituciones publicas de prevencion; informe; descripción del procedimiento
Tipo de documento E - Libros, informes, actas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Incendios, explosiones
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Navegación por categoria(s) Incendios
Petroleum and natural gas industry