Arresting a fiery attack of the vapours as terminals are made safer

Morgan, Nina
June 1991
New Scientist;6/29/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1775, p30
Reports on the testing of flame arresters, an equipment which reduces the danger of infernos when tankers load oil at offshore terminals in Health and Safety Executive's Explosion and Flame Laboratory in Derbyshire, England. Effect of environmental laws on the practice of venting hydrocarbon vapors straight into the atmosphere while oil is being loaded at terminals; Comment of Explosion and Flame Laboratory deputy director John Barton regarding the testing.


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