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Abstract

The current study compares in some depth certain key aspects of LPG plant design (pressure vessels, piping, pressure relief valves, hazardous area classification and water spray systems). LPG regulations and codes themselves, as well as the more general codes and standards applicable also to LPG installations are examined in detail. Existing European codes and standards are compared to each other and to ones in the US. In view of the wish within the Community for enhanced harmonisation, CEN has already initiated, among others, the CEN/TC 286 programme aiming at the unified European standardisation of all pressure equipment and transport pressure equipment for LPG, including associated accessories. This comparative study clearly identifies priorities for action and it is hoped that it will be a useful tool for authorities, industry and all other bodies and persons working towards safety in handling hazardous substances.

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Authors: HARRIS S, Four Elements Industrial Safety Consultants, London (GB);KEMP P, Four Elements Industrial Safety Consultants, London (GB);TAIT D, Four Elements Industrial Safety Consultants, London (GB);CERDA H W, Four Elements Industrial Safety Consultants, London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14636 EN (1992) 150 pp., FS, ECU 15
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4737-4
Record Number: 199310431 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en