Oxygen deficiency hazards associated with liquefied gas systems development of a program of controls

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The use of liquefied gases in industry and research has become commonplace. Release into the atmosphere of these gases, whether intentional or not, will result in a displacement of air and a reduction in the oxygen concentration. Exposure to reduced levels of oxygen levels may cause reduced abilities, unconsciousness, or death. This paper describes the derivation of a novel program of controls for oxygen deficiency hazards. The key to this approach is a quantitative assessment of risk for each planned operation and the application of control measures to reduce that risk to an acceptable level. Five risk levels evolve which ... continued below

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Miller, T.M. & Mazur, P.O. January 1, 1983.

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The use of liquefied gases in industry and research has become commonplace. Release into the atmosphere of these gases, whether intentional or not, will result in a displacement of air and a reduction in the oxygen concentration. Exposure to reduced levels of oxygen levels may cause reduced abilities, unconsciousness, or death. This paper describes the derivation of a novel program of controls for oxygen deficiency hazards. The key to this approach is a quantitative assessment of risk for each planned operation and the application of control measures to reduce that risk to an acceptable level. Five risk levels evolve which are based on the probability of fatality. Controls such as training, oxygen monitoring equipment, self-rescue respirators, and medical surveillance are required when the probability of fatality exceeds 10/sup -7/ per hour. The quantitative nature of this program ensures an appropriate level of control without undue burden or expense. 11 references, 5 figures, 3 tables.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • Other: DE85004264
  • Report No.: FNAL-TM-1163
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • DOI: 10.2172/6070010 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6070010
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1114685

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Miller, T.M. & Mazur, P.O. Oxygen deficiency hazards associated with liquefied gas systems development of a program of controls, report, January 1, 1983; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1114685/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.