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Title Handbook of fire and explosion protection engineering principles : for oil, gas, chemical and related facilities / Dennis P. Nolan.
Imprint Burlington : William Andrew, an imprint of Elsevier, 2014.


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Edition 3rd ed.
Description 1 online resource (487 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Chemical plants -- Fires and fire prevention.
Petroleum refineries -- Fires and fire prevention.
Explosions -- Safety measures.
Contents Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; About the Author; Preface; 1 Historical Background, Legal Influences, Management Responsibility, and Safety Culture; 1.1. Historical Background; 1.2. Legal Influences; 1.2.1 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); 1.2.2 Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB); 1.2.3 DOT/PIPA Guidelines; 1.2.4 BSEE, Safety and Environmental Management Systems; 1.2.5 National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); 1.2.6 Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) Regulation.
1.2.7 US Presidential Executive Orders (13605 and 13650)1.3. Hazards and Their Prevention; 1.4. Systems Approach; 1.5. Fire Protection Engineering Role/Design Team; 1.5.1 Risk Management and Insurance; 1.6. Senior Management's Responsibility and Accountability; 1.6.1 Achieving a World Class Organizational Safety Culture; 1.7. Operational Excellence; 1.7.1 Typical OE Elements; Further Reading; 2 Overview of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Facilities; 2.1. Exploration; 2.2. Production; 2.3. Enhanced Oil Recovery; 2.4. Secondary Recovery; 2.5. Tertiary Recovery; 2.6. Transportation; 2.7. Refining.
2.7.1 Basic Distillation2.7.2 Thermal Cracking; 2.7.3 Alkylation and Catalytic Cracking; 2.7.4 Purification; 2.8. Typical Refinery Process Flow; 2.8.1 Production Percentages; 2.9. Marketing; 2.10. Chemical Processes; Further Reading; 3 Philosophy of Protection Principles; 3.1. Legal Obligations; 3.1.1 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); 3.1.2 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); 3.2. Insurance Recommendations; 3.3. Company and Industry Standards; 3.3.1 General Philosophy; 3.4. Worst Case Condition; 3.4.1 Ambient Conditions; 3.5. Independent Layers of Protection (ILP).
3.6. Design Principles3.7. Accountability and Auditability; Further Reading; 4 Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons and Petrochemicals; 4.1. General Description of Hydrocarbons; 4.1.1 Alkene Series; 4.1.2 Alkyne Series; 4.1.3 Cyclic Hydrocarbons; 4.2. Characteristics of Hydrocarbons; 4.2.1 Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) and Upper Explosive Limit (UEL); 4.3. Flash Point (FP); 4.4. Autoignition Temperature (AIT); 4.5. Vapor Density Ratio; 4.6. Vapor Pressure; 4.7. Specific Gravity; 4.8. Flammable; 4.9. Combustible; 4.10. Heat of Combustion; 4.10.1 Description of Some Common Hydrocarbons. Natural Gas4.10.1.2 Crude Oil; Methane; LNG, Liquefied Natural Gas; Ethane; Propane; Butane; LPG, Liquefied Petroleum Gas; Gasoline; Condensate; Gas and Fuel Oils; Kerosene; Diesel; Fuel Oils #4, 5, and 6; Lubricating Oils and Greases; Asphalt; Wax; 4.10.2 Description of Common Petrochemicals Used in the Petrochemical Industry; Aromatics; Olefins/Alkenes; Chemical Compound Concerns; Further Reading.
Summary Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author's life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically on oil and gas and related chemical facilities. This new edition includes updates on management practices, lessons learned from recent incidents, and new material on chemical processes, hazards and risk reviews (e.g. CHAZOP). Latest technology on fireproofing, fire and gas detection systems and applications is also covered. An introductory chapter on the philosophy of protection principles along with fundamental background material on the properties of the chemicals concerned and their behaviours under industrial conditions, combined with a detailed section on modern risk analysis techniques makes this book essential reading for students and professionals following Industrial Safety, Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection Engineering courses.
Other Title Print version: Nolan, Dennis P. Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles. 3rd ed. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014 9780323313018