A risk-based approach to hazardous area classification
New ISBN 9780852932384
Old ISBN 0852932383
Date Published: December 1998
Published by: Energy Institute
This report was commissioned by the Institute of Petroleum's Electrical Committee through its Working Group revising Part 15 of the Model Code of Safe Practice: Area classification code for petroleum installations, with the objective of developing a means for establishing the outer boundaries of Zone 2 hazardous areas, taking account of the risks associated with contributory factors.
It presents an approach applicable to classification of upstream and downstream petroleum facilities by consideration of the individual point source procedure in Chapter 5 of the Area Classification code.
The intention is to use the content of this report in the present update of the Area Classification code.