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Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for the Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities (4th Ed.)

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There are extensive resources full of fire and safety codes and standards, but they are not written specifically to oil and gas or other related process engineering industries, and most engineers must search in multiple locations to locate all the relevant pieces, costing time and money. Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for the Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities, Fourth Edition starts off with high-level risk analysis and progresses to cover advanced technical considerations such as process control, emergency shut-downs, and evaluation procedures. More engineers and managers are adopting risk-based approaches to minimize risk, maximize profits and keep operations running smoothly, and this reference encompasses all the critical equipment and standards necessary for the process industries, including oil and gas. Updated with new information covering fire and explosion resistant systems, drainage systems, and human factors, Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles for the Oil, Gas, Chemical, and Related Facilities, Fourth Edition continues to deliver all the collective design and equipment standards needed to protect today?s petrochemical assets and facilities.

  • Revise and upgrade company policies to support safer designs and equipment
  • Understand the latest in fire suppression and explosion risks for a process plant in one convenient source
  • Get updated from a completely revised chapter on evaluating concerns, helping engineers and managers process operating requests and estimate practical cost benefit factors
1. Historical Background, Legal Influences, Management Responsibility, and Safety Culture
2. Overview of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Facilities
3. Philosophy of Protection Principles
4. Physical Properties of Hydrocarbons and Petrochemicals
5. Characteristics of Hazardous Material Releases, Fires, and Explosions
6. Historical Survey of Major Fires and Explosions in the Process Industries
7. Risk Analysis
8. Segregation, Separation, and Arrangement
9. Grading, Containment, and Drainage Systems
10. Process Controls
11. Emergency Shutdown
12. Depressurization, Blowdown, and Venting
13. Overpressure and Thermal Relief
14. Control of Ignition Sources
15. Elimination of Process Releases
16. Fire and Explosion Resistant Systems
17. Fire and Gas Detection and Alarm Systems
18. Evacuation Alerting and Arrangements
19. Methods of Fire Suppression
20. Special Locations, Facilities, and Equipment
21. Human Factors and Ergonomic Considerations
22. Evaluating Concerns
Appendix A Testing Firewater Systems
Appendix A-1 Testing of Firewater Pumping Systems
Appendix A-2 Testing of Firewater Distribution Systems
Appendix A-3 Testing of Sprinkler and Deluge Systems
Appendix A-4 Testing of Foam Fire Suppression Systems
Appendix A-5 Testing of Firewater Hose Reels and Monitors
Appendix A-6 Fire Protection Hydrostatic Testing Requirements
Appendix A-7 Process Hazards Review Questions
Appendix B Reference Data
Appendix B-1 Fire Resistance Testing Standards
Appendix B-2 Explosion and Fire Resistance Ratings
Appendix B-3 National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Classifications
Appendix B-4 Hydraulic Data
Appendix B-5. Selected Conversion Factors
Dr. Dennis P. Nolan has had a long career devoted to risk engineering, fire protection engineering, loss prevention engineering and systems safety engineering. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from Berne University, Master of Science degree in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a U.S. registered professional engineer in fire protection engineering in the state of California.He is currently on the Executive Management staff of Saudi Aramco, located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as a Loss Prevention Consultant/Chief Fire Prevention Engineer. He covers some of the largest oil and gas facilities in the world. As part of his career, he has examined oil production, refining, and marketing facilities under severe conditions and in various unique worldwide locations, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and North and South America. His activity in the aerospace field has included engineering support for the NASA Space Shuttle launch facilities at Kennedy Space Center (and for those undertaken at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California) and “classified” national defense systems. Dr. Nolan has received numerous safety awards and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, He is the author of many technical papers and professional articles in various international fire safety publications. He has written at least four books, several published by Elsevier.

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