There is a zone around some Division 2 areas where it is advisable to use some precautions and not place open fires, etc. The Division 2 boundary should extend as far as the lower flammable limit has any reasonable chance of reaching. But the magnitude of the unlikely spill and the effect of the wind cannot always be predicted. There has been more than one substantial loss because of a vapor release that traveled beyond the Division limits, ignited, and flashed back to the source. Some industry practices to protect life and property in and beyond boundary areas are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at training session sponsored by Wilmington Section of the Instrument Society of America, Appeared in "Electrical Safety Practices", Monograph #113.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Instrument Society of America

    400 Stanwix Street
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15222
  • Authors:
    • Hunt, G O
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Accession Number: 00054217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Instrument Society of America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM