Hazards of Air and Oxygen, 8th Edition, 2004, paperback
Authors: BP and IChemE
Publication year: 2004
Extent: Paperback, 67 pages
Part of the BP Process Safety Series, winner of the 2004 Frank Lees medal for the most meritorious publication on the topic of safety and loss prevention in an IChemE publication.
Developed to compliment safety training, Hazards of Air and Oxygen is the perfect reference tool and training aid for increasing operators’ awareness of the hazards of air and oxygen in the chemical and process industries.
This publications starts out by describing the fundamentals of fire, using the fire triangle to explain the relationship of air and oxygen to fires, before discussing the uses of air and oxygen within the chemical and process industries, pointing out the potential hazards relating to the possible uses.
Using examples of real-life accidents, this publication highlights the potential threats and explains the possible causes, enabling operators to recognise hazards before accidents occur. All disseminated information is later reviewed in the summary section.