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A Simple Tip for Avoiding Accidental Valve Operation

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There are many drain valves around the plant site. These valves can be installed at equipments or pipe lines. Generally, they are operated only at certain conditions such as for draining condensate and depressurized equipment or piping line. In this case, we talk about ball valve with valve handle type as shown by the image on left.

However, these drain valves may be operated accidentally, hit by plant operators or misoperation, which potentially creating an emergency situation. As an example, if the drained material is highly flammable liquid. (more…)

Steps in Risk Assessment

Having finished hazard identification or hazard recognition work, the next step we shall do is to perform risk assessment. According to hse.co.uk, a risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you have taken enough precautions or should do more to prevent harm.

Risk assessment is used for determining priorities in risk control. It means that high risk work or situation will be addressed first and those with low risk level will be considered afterwards.

Now we are going to talk about steps in risk assessment. Follow these steps one by one and finish step 1 before going down to the next step. (more…)

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