SAFETY OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS IN HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS

The use of electricity can be considered just like any other engineering matter in that one must judge the value of the service performed against the risk involved. The advantages of electricity are simple and immediate control irrespective of distance and complexity. The disadvantage in this context is that it requires a source of energy and is a possible source of ignition of the flammable material which makes the fire protection necessary. This chapter is concerned with reducing this risk to virtually zero so that the advantages of electrical operation are available not only for fire protection but for the general supervision of remote control of a hazardous plant. This is best illustrated by considering the long term ideal.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From: Developments in Fire Protection of Offshore Platforms-1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Science Publishers Limited

    22 Rippleside Commercial Estate, Ripple Road
    Barking, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Redding, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00316419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM