Development of the explosion risk assessment
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What we will do for you
- we will prepare an explosion risk assessment including the designation of hazardous zones for existing facilities
- we will prepare an explosion risk assessment including the determination of hazardous zones at the design stage in order to eliminate possible errors
- we will update the explosion risk assessment in the event of significant changes that affect the safety of the facility
Because for the last 20 years we have completed hundreds of explosion safety projects directly in customers’ facilities. Apart from regulatory studies our activities also include physical adaptation of industrial plant to explosion safety and process requirements. This is why we have gained unique experience in all major industries – from the food industry, through the chemical and petrochemical industries, to the energy and wood industries.
PROJECTS WE HAVE TAKEN PART IN
Project of modernization of a bucket elevator and chips containers
Power Industry Looks after Safety of Their Facilities – Explosion Protection Document for Four Heating Plants and Two Boiler Houses
Dedicated Explosion Safety System (DESS) for four dedusting installations in the pharmaceutical industry
Analysis and assessment of explosion risk for a dedusting filter project
Explosion risk assessment of the starch and gelatin receiving, storage and transport system
Explosion safety audit of the sewage sludge drying, transport and storage divisions
Monitoring dangerous gas concentrations with gas detection systems
Risk assessment for the flour receiving, storage and transport system
Provide a complete dust and gas extraction system for two production lines in an aluminium industry manufacturing plant located in Western Europe
Comprehensive adjustment of the production facility to the requirements of explosion and process safety conditions
When explosive atmospheres may occur at a particular work station in the form of a mixture of combustible dust, gases, vapours or hybrid mixtures with air, the employer is required to perform an explosion risk assessment.
This is required under the Regulation of the Minister of Economy on the minimum requirements for health and safety related to a possibility of explosive atmospheres occurring at a workplace of 8 July 2010 (Journal of Laws 2010 No 138, item 931).
This regulation states the following the employer shall perform a comprehensive assessment of the risk associated with a possibility of explosive atmosphere occurring at a workplace, hereinafter referred to as “the risk assessment”, taking into account at least:
- a probability and time of occurrence of explosive atmosphere;
- a probability of occurrence and activation of ignition sources, including electrostatic discharges;
- systems operated by the employer, substances and mixtures being used, processes, and their interactions;
- size of anticipated effects of an explosion.
The risk assessment shall also include work places that are or can be connected through openings to other places where explosive atmospheres may occur.
This regulation also states the necessity to update the explosion risk assessment when in an area, for which a risk assessment has been carried out any change important for explosion safety have occurred: When any change has been made affecting the work place, the machines located therein or the work organisation which subsequently can affect the outcome of a risk assessment, the employer should immediately update the document.