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API RP 2003

Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 August 1956
Status: inactive
Page Count: 16
scope:

The scope of this publication is limited to fire hazards in the petroleum industry which may arise from static sparks, lightning, and stray-current arcs and sparks. There has been no experience of ignitions from static sparks in the storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gas and similar petroleum products under pressure and in closed systems; therefore, such pressure systems are not discussed herein. Sparks and arcs which result from the failure of power and similar wired circuits are not covered in this publication.

Purpose

The purpose of this publication is to describe some of the conditions which have resulted in oil fires ignited by electrical sparks and arcs from so-called natural causes, as well as the methods which the petroleum industry currently is applying for the prevention of ignitions from these sources. Knowledge of these practices may result in the discontinuance of some of the protective devices which have been accepted heretofore without critical examination of their validity. Furthermore, when the narrow limits within which static electricity can cause ignitions are understood, fire investigators may be encouraged to search more diligently for the true ignition sources.

Document History

September 1, 2015
Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
General This recommended practice (RP) presents the current state of knowledge and technology in the fields of static electricity, lightning, and stray currents applicable to the prevention of...
September 1, 2015
Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
General This recommended practice (RP) presents the current state of knowledge and technology in the fields of static electricity, lightning, and stray currents applicable to the prevention of...
January 1, 2008
Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
This recommended practice presents the current state of knowledge and technology in the fields of static electricity, lightning, and stray currents applicable to the prevention of hydrocarbon...
September 1, 1998
Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
1 Scope This recommended practice presents the current state of knowledge and technology in the fields of static electricity, lightning, and stray currents applicable to the prevention of hydrocarbon...
January 1, 1991
Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
A description is not available for this item.
March 1, 1982
Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
A description is not available for this item.
October 1, 1974
Recommended Practice for Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning and Stray Currents
SCOPE AND FIELD OF APPLICATION Application of the information contained herein should lead to improved safety practices. This information may also be used to evaluate existing installations and...
September 1, 1967
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST IGNITIONS ARISING OUT OF STATIC, LIGHTNING AND STRAY CURRENTS
This publication presents the current technology in the fields of static electricity, lightning, and stray currents applicable to the prevention of hydrocarbon ignition in the petroleum industry. The...
API RP 2003
August 1, 1956
Protection Against Ignitions Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
The scope of this publication is limited to fire hazards in the petroleum industry which may arise from static sparks, lightning, and stray-current arcs and sparks. There has been no experience of...

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