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Agarwal, A.

Bechtel India Pvt Ltd., Haryana, India

Animesh Agarwal is a Senior Process Safety Engineer with Bechtel India. He has 8 yr of experience in petroleum refining, petrochemicals, and front end and detailed design. He holds a BE degree in chemical engineering from Thapar University, Patiala, India.

Are hot pipes and equipment surfaces ignition sources in the HPI?

Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.: Biradar, B.  |  Agarwal, A.

Most international and national standards used in the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) for conducting hazardous area classification do not provide any guidance or recommendation for non-electrical equipment, such as hot pipe and equipment surfaces, that can act as ignition sources.

Fit-for-purpose fireproofing envelopes

Bechtel India Pvt Ltd.: Biradar, B.  |  Agarwal, A.

Although widely used, the term “fireproofing” is misleading as almost nothing can be made totally safe from the effects of fire. Fireproofing refers to the systematic process (including materials and the application of materials) that provides a degree of fire resistance for protected support structures.

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