Technical policy relating to structural behaviour under explosion hazards

Source: Health and Safety Executive on 2009-07-27 05:43:00
Health and Safety Executive
Prior to the Piper Alpha incident, structural design to limit the consequences of a hydrocarbon explosion was mainly confined to constructing blast walls in the well bay area. These were limited in number and design pressures used were usually low, of the order of 0.1-0.2 Bar. Post Piper, several bars of pressure were found to be [...]

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