Handbook of Fire & Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil, Gas, Chemical, & Related Facilities

Handbook of Fire & Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for Oil, Gas, Chemical, & Related Facilities

by Dennis P. Nolan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815513941

ISBN-13: 9780815513940

Pub. Date: 01/01/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The security and economic stability of many nations and multinational oil companies are highly dependent on the safe and uninterrupted operation of their oil, gas and chemical facilities. One of the most critical impacts that can occur to these operations are fires and explosions from accidental or political incidents. This publication is intended as a general

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Overview

The security and economic stability of many nations and multinational oil companies are highly dependent on the safe and uninterrupted operation of their oil, gas and chemical facilities. One of the most critical impacts that can occur to these operations are fires and explosions from accidental or political incidents. This publication is intended as a general engineering handbook and reference guideline for those personnel involved with fire and explosion protection aspects of critical hydrocarbon facilities. Design guidelines and specifications of major, small and independent oil companies as well as information from engineering firms and published industry references have been reviewed to assist in its preparation. Some of the latest published practices and research into fire and explosions have also been mentioned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815513940
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 11.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview of Oil and Gas Facilities
Philosophy of Protection Principals
Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons
Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Releases, Fires and Explosions
Historical Survey of Fire and Explosions in the Hydrocarbon Industries
Risk Analysis
Degregation, Separation and Arrangement
Grading, Containment, and Drainage Systems
Process Controls
Emergency Shutdown
Depressurization, Blowdown and Venting
Overpressure and Thermal Relief
Control of Ignition Sources
Elimination of Process Releases
Fire and Explosion Resistant Systems
Fire and Gas Detection and Alarm Systems
Evacuation
Methods of Fire Suppression
Special Locations, Facilities and Equipment
Human Factor and Ergonomic Considerations
Appendix A: Testing Firewater Systems
Appendix B: Reference Data
Acronym List
Glossary
Index

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