Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities / Edition 2

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities / Edition 2

by Dennis P. Nolan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1437778577

ISBN-13: 9781437778571

Pub. Date: 12/01/2010

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities is a general engineering handbook that provides an overview for understanding problems of fire and explosion at oil, gas, and chemical facilities. This handbook offers information about current safety management practices and technical engineering

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Overview

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities is a general engineering handbook that provides an overview for understanding problems of fire and explosion at oil, gas, and chemical facilities. This handbook offers information about current safety management practices and technical engineering improvements. It also provides practical knowledge about the effects of hydrocarbon fires and explosions and their prevention, mitigation principals, and methodologies.
This handbook offers an overview of oil and gas facilities, and it presents insights into the philosophy of protection principles. Properties of hydrocarbons, as well as the characteristics of its releases, fires and explosions, are also provided in this handbook. The book includes chapters about fire- and explosion-resistant systems, fire- and gas-detection systems, alarm systems, and methods of fire suppression.
The handbook ends with a discussion about human factors and ergonomic considerations, including human attitude, field devices, noise control, panic, and security.
People involved with fire and explosion prevention, such as engineers and designers, will find this book invaluable.

  • A unique practical guide to preventing fires and explosions at oil and gas facilities, based on the author’s extensive experience in the industry
  • An essential reference tool for engineers, designers and others facing fire protection issues
  • Based on the latest NFPA standards and interpretations

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437778571
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface About the Author 1 Introduction 2 Overview of Oil and Gas Facilities 3 Philosophy of Protection Principles 4 Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons 5 Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Releases, Fires and Explosions 6 Historical survey of Fire and Explosions in the Hydrocarbon Industries 7 Risk Analysis 8 Segregation, Separation and Arrangement 9 Grading, Containment and Drainage Systems 10 Process Controls 11 Emergency Shutdown 12 Depressurization, Blowdown and Venting 13 Overpressure and Thermal Relief 14 Control of Ignition Sources 15 Elimination of Process Releases 16 Fire and Explosion Resistant Systems 17 Fire and Gas Detection and Alarm Systems 18 Evacuation 19 Methods of Fire Suppression 20 Special Locations, Facilities, and Equipment 21 Human Factors and Ergonomic ConsiderationsAppendices Appendix A: Testing Firewater Systems A-1 Testing of Firewater Pumping Systems A-2 Testing of Firewater Distribution Systems A-3 Testing of Sprinkler and Deluge Systems A-4 Testing of Foam Fire Suppression Systems A-5 Testing of Firewater Hose Reels and Monitors A-6 Fire Protection Hydrostatic Testing RequirementsAppendix B: Reference Data B-1 Fire Resistance Testing Standards B-2 Explosion and Fire Resistance Ratings B-3 National Electrical Manufactures Association (NEMA) NEMA Classifications B-4 Hydraulic Data B-5 Selected Conversion FactorsAcronym List Glossary Index

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