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This document gathers jointly info and data on classifying damaging locations.IChemE, the establishment of Chemical Engineers, is the heart for chemical, biochemical and procedure engineering execs world wide. we're the middle of the method group, selling competence and a dedication to sustainable improvement, advancing the self-discipline for the advantage of society and helping the pro improvement of contributors. a few of the parts we post in contain: -Safety within the procedure industries - the BP procedure security series-Consultancy for chemical engineers-Project administration within the approach industries-Contract administration within the approach industries - overseas varieties of agreement series-Communication abilities for engineers

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In the breakdown given by Kletz the explosions can be 18 CLASSIFICATION OF hAZARDOUS LOCATIONS: CURRENT PERFORMANCE divided into some 27% which clearly involve ignition of a leak and some 41% which do not. The fires are less easy to classify. However, it seems a reasonable estimate that overall some 35% of large loss fires and explosions are leak ignition incidents. 19 5. 1 hazardous locations on a more quantitative basis, with reference both to outdoor and indoor plants. A quantitative approach based on classic risk assessment methods would proceed broadly as follows.

Determination of the individual risk 2. Determination of the ignition source distribution 3. Determination of hazard ranges for different flammable fluids 4. Determination of the probability of ignition and explosion for different leaks. The approach to quantification actually taken in this project is described in Section 6. CRITERIA Any quantitative method for hazardous areas requires risk criteria of some kind, even if these are implicit rather than explicit. The risk exists both to plant and to people.

2 There are available several papers giving for typical plants the number of each of the principal types of leak source. Most of these are concerned with fugitive emissions. A review of information on plant inventories of leak sources is given in Appendix 5. From these profiles it is possible to make estimates of the ratios of particular types of equipment and to build up a plant profile. PLANT PROFILES FROM MATERIAL RUNOFFS Further information is available from material runoffs and this also is described in Appendix 5.

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