Advertisement

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

, Volume 43, Issue 1–2, pp 96–101 | Cite as

Provision of explosion proof air separation units under contemporary conditions

  • V. I. Fainshtein
Cryogenic Engineering, Production and Use of Industrial Gases, Refrigeration Engineering

Abstract

Modern methods are considered for providing explosion proof air separation units (ASU); measures required for providing explosion proof ASU are given; explosions in installations equipped with complete air purification units before its supply to low-temperature separation are analyzed; technological reasons are considered for the occurrence of explosion hazard conditions in condenser-reboilers.

Keywords

Liquid Oxygen Explosion Hazard Maximum Permissible Content Trotyl Main Condenser 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    “Safe operation of reboilers/condensers in air separation units,” IGC EIGA Document 65/99/E, New issue IGC EIGA Document 65/06/E.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    V. I. Fainshtein, “Once more about the explosion hazard safety of air separation units,” Kholod. Delo, No. 4, 14–15 (1998).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    R. M. Hardeveld, M. J. Groeneveld, J.-Y. Lehman, and D. C. Bull, “Investigation of an air separation unit explosion,” J. of Loss Prevention in Process Industries, 14, 167–180 (2001), www.eisevier.com.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    J.-Y. Lehman, X. C. Wei, Q. X. Hua, and G. Delannoy, “Investigation of the Fushun ASU explosion in 1997,” J. Of Loss Prevention in Process Industries, 16, 209–211 (2003), www.eisevier.com.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    “Recommendations to control hazards related to hydrocarbons in the operation of air separation units, ” Air Liquide Standard DI, GR.231.05-0.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Safe Practices Guide for Cryogenic Air Separation Plants, IGC EIGA Document 704/05.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    V. P. Belyakov and V. I. Fainshtein (eds.), Explosion Hazard Safety for Air Separation Units [in Russian], Khimiya, Moscow (1976).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    V. I. Fainshtein, Safety in the Production and Use of Air Separation Products [in Russian], Metallurgiya, Moscow (1996).Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    V. I. Fainshtein, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Argon and Safety in Using Them [in Russian], Metallurgiya, Moscow (2005).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Fainshtein
    • 1
  1. 1.Kriogenmash OAO, BalashikaMoscow Region

Personalised recommendations