API RP 2216

API RP 2216

Ignition Risk of Hydrocarbon Liquids and Vapors by Hot Surfaces in the Open Air
Ignition Risk of Hydrocarbon Liquids and Vapors by Hot Surfaces in the Open Air

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Publication Date: 12/01/2003 - Complete Document Changes Incorporated *

Description :

This recommended practice provides information concerning the potential for ignition of hydrocarbons that are exposed to hot surfaces in the open air. Hydrocarbon liquids, when heated sufficiently, can ignite without the application of a flame or spark. The ignition of hydrocarbons by hot surfaces may occur when oil is released under pressure and sprays on a hot surface or is spilled and lies on a hot surface for a period of time. Understanding the mechanism and dynamics of autoignition is an important step in preventing or controlling the ignition of hydrocarbons by hot surfaces in the open air. In addition to the information provided herein, appropriate industry standards and other information may assist users to understand the potential hazards of hydrocarbon auto-ignition (such as spontaneous combustion) not specifically covered by this publication and implement appropriate prevention and control measures.

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Hot surfaces, in areas where hydrocarbon liquids or vapors are present and may be released, are often presumed to be the sources of ignition should fires occur. However, it is generally recognized by the petroleum industry that hot surfaces, even at temperatures considerably above the auto-ignition temperatures (AIT) of the hydrocarbons involved, are not always capable of igniting flammable vapor-in-air mixtures. This publication provides information applicable to the better understanding and controlling of hot surface ignition hazards.

Document Type : Complete Document

Edition : Third Edition

Language : English

Page Count : 18

Publication Date : 12/01/2003

Revision : 3

Status : Current

Supplement : W/

Title : Ignition Risk of Hydrocarbon Liquids and Vapors by Hot Surfaces in the Open Air

Publication Date: 12/01/2003 - Complete Document *

Description :

This recommended practice provides information concerning the potential for ignition of hydrocarbons that are exposed to hot surfaces in the open air. Hydrocarbon liquids, when heated sufficiently, can ignite without the application of a flame or spark. The ignition of hydrocarbons by hot surfaces may occur when oil is released under pressure and sprays on a hot surface or is spilled and lies on a hot surface for a period of time. Understanding the mechanism and dynamics of auto-ignition is an important step in preventing or controlling the ignition of hydrocarbons by hot surfaces in the open air. In addition to the information provided herein, appropriate industry standards and other information may assist users to understand the potential hazards of hydrocarbon auto-ignition (such as spontaneous combustion) not specifically covered by this publication and implement appropriate prevention and control measures.

Document Type : Complete Document

Edition : Third Edition

Language : English

Page Count : 18

Publication Date : 12/01/2003

Revision : 3

Status : Historical

Title : Ignition Risk of Hydrocarbon Liquids and Vapors by Hot Surfaces in the Open Air

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