IGEM/SR/29 Edition 2 - Dealing with gas escapes

This standard covers the actions to be undertaken by organisations and staff that may, in the normal course of their duties, be involved in detecting and/or dealing with gas escapes safely. Primarily it deals with gas escapes from natural gas piped supplies and systems. Specifically, it details the:

  • Legal and allied considerations, such as the Gas Act and Pipelines Safety Regulations
  • Procedures and communication
  • Actions on site in response to suspected gas escapes, including measuring and monitoring gas concentrations and repairing the source of the gas escape
  • Safe working practices such as migration of gases and identification of potential ignition sources
  • Gas escapes from non-gas transport networks, including identification of gases
  • Information on landfill biogas.

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