Environmental, Health & Safety :: Plant & Personnel Safety :: Fire Protection
July 1, 2007
Causes and Prevention of Packing Fires
Full understanding of the risks and benefits of packed-distillation columns will lead to better design and maintenance practices and will lower the risk of future fires
Design Practices Committee Fractionation Research Inc.
Most columns shut down without fires. Yet most refineries and chemical plants at some time or another have experienced spontaneous or hot work ignitions in at least one column. When this occurs inside a column during or after shutdown, the...
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