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HSE OIS 9/2008

Modelling of pool fires in offshore hazard assessments

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SUMMARY

This information sheet provides guidance on modelling of pool fires hazards on steel decking. Initial experimental work at the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), Buxton has indicated that pool fires not contained by a bund are liable to cause severe deck plate buckling and possible weld shear.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author(s) alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy

Publisher: HSE
Published in: 2009

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