UNLIMITED FREE ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST IDEAS

close

API RP 540

Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants

inactive
Buy Now
Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 February 1974
Status: inactive
Page Count: 84
scope:

The scope of this publication is limited to systems that supply electrical power to petroleum processing plants. It provides a basis for those specifications that industry and engineering contractors develop for inclusion in construction contracts. Guidance as to the special equipment needs that arc characteristic of processing plants is given to electrical manufacturers. Operation and maintenance problems are dealt with only insofar as they affect system and equipment selection. The requirements for the electrical power supply to instruments, instrument devices. and instrument panel boards are included.

Purpose

Electrical engineers in the petroleum industry have a major responsibility for safety. Electrical installations and equipment situated in hazardous locations must be designed to prevent accidental ignition of flammable liquids. gases. or vapors. Protection from any such occurrence demands constant vigilance. a thorough knowledge of electricity in its broader aspects, and an understanding of the properties of flammable liquids. gases, and vapors.

Petroleum processing requires specialized equipment that continuously processes, at high rates and at elevated temperatures and pressures, liquids and vapors that undergo both chemical and physical changes. During "abnormal" conditions. the composition and properties of these materials may change drastically. To maintain safety and operating continuity, standards of petroleum processing plant designs are more stringent than those for other operations within the petroleum industry.

Document History

April 1, 1999
Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants
This recommended practice is limited to electrical installations in petroleum facilities. It provides a basis for specifications included in engineering and construction contracts. Electrical...
April 1, 1999
Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants
1.2 SCOPE This recommended practice is limited to electrical installations in petroleum facilities. It provides a basis for specifications included in engineering and construction contracts....
April 1, 1999
Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants
This recommended practice is limited to electrical installations in petroleum facilities. It provides a basis for specifications included in engineering and construction contracts. Electrical...
January 1, 1991
Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants
A description is not available for this item.
API RP 540
February 1, 1974
Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants
The scope of this publication is limited to systems that supply electrical power to petroleum processing plants. It provides a basis for those specifications that industry and engineering contractors...
January 1, 1959
Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations in Petroleum Refineries
INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE This manual is intended to bring to the attention of those seeking information concerning practices generally accepted in the petroleum industry, important features of...

References

Advertisement