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Evaluation of Risk Reduction Options for Floating Roof Storage Tanks

Author(s):

Satheesh Kumar.V , UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES, DEHRADUN; Dr. Nihal Siddiqui, UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES, DEHRADUN

Keywords:

Fire Risk, IOC

Abstract

Storage of highly flammable hydrocarbons such as crude oil in considerable quantity is inevitable in refineries as well as petrochemical manufacturing facilities for meeting production requirements. However, these storages pose serious threats to the safety of the installation and the environment as has been experienced during major fire incidents like Indian Oil Corporation Jaipur oil terminal fire in 2009 and IOC Hazira oil terminal fire in 2013. In order to prevent such disastrous incidents, a thorough review of the fire protection philosophy and up gradation of both hardware and software control measures are required. This project aims to evaluate the risk reduction options for floating roof tanks storing class-A hydrocarbon liquid. Here, the term “Risk” primarily intends to focus on “Fire Risk” which is the most prominent aspect of operating huge storage of hydrocarbons like naphtha and hence environmental aspects are not considered. The evaluation has been carried out by reviewing the available risk control measures on a major industrial site and analyzing improved options in the current market and international best operating practices.secure and more efficient border environment.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I70167
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2016
Page(s): 1092-1093

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