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Title: Personnel safety with pressurized gas systems

In this study, selected accident case histories are described that illustrate the potential modes of injury from gas jets, pressure-driven missiles, and asphyxiants. Gas combustion hazards are also briefly mentioned. Using high-pressure helium and nitrogen, estimates of safe exclusion distances are calculated for differing pressures, temperatures, and breach sizes. Some sources for gas system reliability values are also cited.
Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-14-32059
Journal ID: ISSN 1066-8527
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Process Safety Progress
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 35; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1066-8527
Publisher:
Wiley - American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; compressed gas safety; personnel safety; pressurized gas; hazardous evaluation; industrial hygiene/occupational health
OSTI Identifier:
1357193

Cadwallader, Lee C., and Zhao, Haihua. Personnel safety with pressurized gas systems. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1002/prs.11850.
Cadwallader, Lee C., & Zhao, Haihua. Personnel safety with pressurized gas systems. United States. doi:10.1002/prs.11850.
Cadwallader, Lee C., and Zhao, Haihua. 2016. "Personnel safety with pressurized gas systems". United States. doi:10.1002/prs.11850. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357193.
@article{osti_1357193,
title = {Personnel safety with pressurized gas systems},
author = {Cadwallader, Lee C. and Zhao, Haihua},
abstractNote = {In this study, selected accident case histories are described that illustrate the potential modes of injury from gas jets, pressure-driven missiles, and asphyxiants. Gas combustion hazards are also briefly mentioned. Using high-pressure helium and nitrogen, estimates of safe exclusion distances are calculated for differing pressures, temperatures, and breach sizes. Some sources for gas system reliability values are also cited.},
doi = {10.1002/prs.11850},
journal = {Process Safety Progress},
number = 4,
volume = 35,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}