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June 1, 2010

Piping Design for Hazardous Fluid Service

Extra considerations and precautions are needed beyond the requirements of codes and standards

William M. Huitt W.M. Huitt Co.

Incorporating fire safety into plant design takes on two fundamental goals: to prevent the occurrence of fire and to protect the initially uninvolved piping and equipment long enough for operations personnel to perform their duties and for emergency responders to get the fire under control. While it is impractical to completely eliminate the potential risk of an accidental fire in a complex process-plant facility that is expected to handle and process hazardous chemicals, it is reasonable to assume that certain aspects of design can be incorporated to reduce that risk....

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