RC53 Recommendations for fire safety in the use of thermal oxidation plant

Thermal oxidation systems present similar fire and explosion hazards to furnaces and ovens. These recommendations aim to ensure that the flammable concentrations of inlet gases to be treated remain well below their lower explosive limits and effective process control safety measures are observed. Suitable separation from adjacent areas is recommended and the need for effective fire safety management procedures, maintenance and emergency plans, backed up by staff training and rehearsal of the procedures, are emphasised.