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Risk Assessment & SSW - Generators

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millpond
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Risk Assessment & SSW - Generators

Post by millpond » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:33 pm

Hi All,

I have been tasked with looking into the safety aspects of the placing, use of and servicing of our standby diesel generator. Has anybody and RA & SSW, which might give me a heads up.

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Re: Risk Assessment & SSW - Generators

Post by A2R » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:25 pm

millpond,
Just general factors/points to be considered:
- Access controlled area,
- No flammable materials,
- In-door/out-door & the exhaust positioning (away from flammable & from ventilation air in-take points),
- Fuel/fire/spill hazard;
- Noise;
- Air Quality (emission);
- Chemicals (coolant for example);
- AC & DC power Hazards;
- Hazards associated with maintenance environment (dust, MH, slip .. etc);
- Operation- is automatic or manual & the possible fialure impact

The size of the unit & the purpose of it also affecting your RA & SSW (for example in-case of big units there is a need for main fuel tank that feeds unit tank - also if the unit is a standby system to power another critical system in-case of power failure)

Hop this helps

Amjad
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Re: Risk Assessment & SSW - Generators

Post by millpond » Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:30 am

Cheers Amjad, that is very helpful

Millpond

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