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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