Considerations on determining the explosion risk and the areas with explosion hazard in a natural gas compressor station


Alina Maria Gligor, Valentin Petrescu

Compressor stations are important components within natural gas transportation networks. The current paper analyses some of the safety aspects involved in the operation of such facilities – on the one hand related to the explosion risk for employees working in compressor stations and on the other hand related to determining to the areas with increased explosion hazard in such a station, in order to help reducing work-related accidents and the occurrence of professional illnesses. The explosion risk is determined based on a method devised by the National Institute for Research and Development for Environmental Protection Bucharest, while the explosion hazard areas are determined and displayed with the help of the software package AutoCAD Plant 3D.

gas compressor station

ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"