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Response to Operational Issues in Acetylene Plants

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EIGA Doc 231 20

Response to Operational Issues in Acetylene Plants

EIGA Doc. 231/20

This publication applies to acetylene production and filling plants and to raw materials and by-products of the production process.

This publication provides guidance to be used for response to operational issues in acetylene plants


Table of Contents
1 Introduction
2 Scope and purpose
2.1 Scope
2.2 Purpose
3 Definitions
3.1 Publication terminology
3.2 Technical definitions
4 Selection of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
5 General major incident response actions
5.1 General guidelines
5.2 Use of fire extinguishers
6 Calcium carbide spills
7 Calcium carbide fires
8 Hot calcium carbide drums or containers
8.1 Purging calcium carbide drums
8.2 Purging bulk calcium carbide containers
9 Generator incidents
9.1 Hopper fire (charging with skip)
9.2 Internal fire (hopper or generator)
9.3 Blocked carbide lime drain system
9.4 Fire in the carbide lime slurry overflow
9.5 Blocked carbide feed drop chute
9.6 Hoist failure
10 Carbide lime emergencies
11 Purifier/scrubber emergencies
12 Compressor emergencies
13 High pressure drier incidents
14 Cylinder filling incidents
14.1 Acetylene decomposition in acetylene cylinders
14.2 Decomposition starting from a cylinder valve
14.3 Blowing down and scrapping incident cylinders
14.4 Return filling racks back into service
14.5 Acetylene leaks
14.6 Air in cylinders
15 Cylinder test shop incidents
15.1 Gas release when removing valve
15.2 Failure of a vacuum bag containing asbestos
16 Solvent incidents
16.1 Solvent fires
16.2 Solvent spills
17 References
Table 1 Major incident response actions
Table 2 Procedure to deal with dry carbide spills
Table 3 Procedure to deal with damp / wet carbide spills
Table 4 Procedure to deal with carbide fires


Fonte: EIGA


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