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Hazard Area Classification For Diesel


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#1 rikakose


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:54 AM

I am working on hazard area classification for a tank farm.


Is diesel storage tanks categorized hazard area?


Diesel has flash point 56 C~96 C which is higher than maximum environment temperature 45C. 




#2 breizh


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 05:13 AM

Hi ,

You should consider to talk to your fire brigade or Safety bureau to get confirmation .. 

Hope this is helping you .


#3 Zauberberg


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:37 AM

Which area classification standard you must follow? It makes a difference.

#4 Napo


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:00 PM


You can review: http://www.hse.gov.u...easareaclas.htm


#5 rikakose


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:05 AM

Both API and IEC indicate that diesel is not necessary to be classified in hazard area. However, as diesel is flammable, we feel not safe to classify diesel in the non-atex zone. 


Someone has experience with  diesel tank farm?

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