Fire Department

General 5.1.1. Hazard analysis should be carried out primarily be works management, but the same technique may also be applied to the evaluation of safety systems by the competent authorities. 5.1.2. To analyse the safety of a major hazard installation as well as its potential hazards, a hazard analysis should be carried out covering the […]

General 4.1.1. The prerequisites for the operation of a major hazard control system are: manpower, within industry as well as within the competent authorities, including external expertise if necessary; equipment; information sources. Manpower requirements General Works management should ensure that it has an adequate number of workers available with sufficient expertise before operating a […]

Duties of competent authorities General Competent authorities should define appropriate safety objectives, together with a major hazard control system for their implementation. Although the control of major hazards is primarily the responsibility of the works management operating a major hazard installation, this major hazard control system should be set up by the competent […]

2.1. Definition and identification of major hazard installations 2.1.1. Competent authorities should make arrangements for both existing and proposed new major hazard installations to be clearly defined and identified by a list of hazardous substances or categories of substances and associated threshold quantities, which should include: very toxic chemicals such as: methyl isocyanate; phosgene; toxic […]

Objective The objective of this code of practice is to provide guidance in the setting up of an administrative, legal and technical system for the control of major hazard installations. It seeks to protect workers, the public and the environment by: Preventing major accidents from occurring at these installation; Minimising the consequences of a major […]

In case of godowns containing baled raw jute, an aggravating factor is the burning characteristic of the material. Godown fires are most stubborn and difficult to extinguish. When an outbreak occurs in a jute godown, fire spreads over the surface of the bales with great rapidity, at the same time working its may between the […]

Jute fibre is extensively used for the manufacture of sacking, bagging and tarpaulins. It is also used for making of rope, twine, carpet backing cloth, linoleum and artificial leathers. Carpet backing cloths were mainly consumed in the foreign markets. Jute cuttings are also used as one of the raw materials for paper making. It is […]

HISTORY The first power driven mill for spinning jute yarn in our country was erected by a Mr. George Acland in 1855 at Rishra on the bank of River Hoogly about twelve miles from Calcutta. At first it consisted of only 48 spindles but was increased soon afterwards to give an output of 8 tons […]

INRODUCTION : The hydrocarbon processing industry is generally of gigantic size as compared to the normal chemical industry. The industry is susceptible to the risk of catastrophic financial losses because of : (a) Its enormous concentration of capital investment; (b) The magnitude of its earnings; (c) The inherent fire and explosion hazards of hydrocarbon processes […]