An Overview of International Electrical and Safety Codes and Standards Governing the Application of Turbomachinery in Hazardous Areas PUBLIC ACCESS

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H. Allan Kidd, George Talabisco

Dresser Rand Company, Olean, NY

Paper No. 94-GT-191, pp. V003T07A008; 16 pages
  • ASME 1994 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Combustion and Fuels; Oil and Gas Applications; Cycle Innovations
  • The Hague, Netherlands, June 13–16, 1994
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7885-9
  • Copyright © 1994 by ASME


A plethora of codes, standards, and guidelines exist throughout the world offering a significant amount of input for the design engineer as he attempts to safely apply hydrocarbon processing equipment to hazardous areas. Fire suppression standards generated in and applicable to use in North America are also used throughout Europe. Off shore techniques are more stringent and must be carefully followed to protect the owner’s investment and for the safety of the equipment operators.

This paper is a digest of all internationally recognized codes issued through commonly employed authorities extracting the peculiarities from each and building upon some basic premises to form a design specification that can be modified to suit the specific application or individual company policies.

The discussion will be limited to enclosed and unenclosed gas turbine drivers and hydrocarbon gas processing compressors. Indoor and out door installations of this type equipment will also be considered.

Copyright © 1994 by ASME
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