Electrical Safety in Flammable Gas/Vapor Laden Atmospheres

Electrical Safety in Flammable Gas/Vapor Laden Atmospheres

1st Edition - June 20, 2001

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  • Author: W.O.E. Korver
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516958

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of electrical system installation within areas where flammable gases and liquids are handled and processed. The accurate hazard evaluation of flammability risks associated with chemical and petrochemical locations is critical in determining the point at which the costs of electrical equipment and installation are balanced with explosion safety requirements. The book offers the most current code requirements along with tables and illustrations as analytic tools. Environmental characteristics are covered in Section 1 along with recommended electrical installation and safety recommendations. Section 2 treats a number of application illustrations in detail. Section 3 presents examples for the application of classifying NEC Class 1 locations.


All individuals involved with flammable liquids and/or gases interested in guarding their workspaces against explosion hazard. Industry occupations associated with oil refineries, gas plants, flammable storage farms, storage tanks, tank vehicles, gas-manufacturing plants, plastic manufacturing plants, chemical plants, and fossil fuel (combustible dust) facilities.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Flammable and Combustible Principles of Hazardous Products
    2. Classifying Sources of Hazard
    3. The Extent of Explosion Danger for NEC Class I Locations
    4. Spatial Considerations
    5. The Degree of Explosion Danger for NEC Class II Locations
    6. Ventilation Requirements
    7. Electrical Equipment for NEC Class I Locations
    8. Electrical Equipment for NEC Class II, Group F Locations
    9. Intrinsically Safe Equipment and Wiring
    10. Installation of Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations
    11. Hydrogen Gas
    12. Cathodic Protection
    13. Static Electricity
    14. Grounding of Tanks, Pipelines, and Tank Cars
    15. Grounding Requirements for Electrical Equipment
    16. Application of Seals in NEC Class I Locations
    17. Application of Seals in NEC Class II Locations
    18. Application of Fundamentals (General Requirements for Groups A-K)
    19. Examples
    20. Properties of Flammable Liquids, Gases and Vapor

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  • No. of pages: 465
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2001
  • Published: June 20, 2001
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516958

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