BakerRisk Webinar | What to Know About Hazard Containment Solutions

Understanding Hazards

Some common industrial hazards that may warrant containment include high-pressure systems, battery testing operations, and rotating equipment.

Due to the high-pressure nature of pressure vessels in the oil and gas, chemical processing, and refining industries, equipment failure can be of common concern. Failures can result in high-speed projectiles, blast waves from the sudden release of high-pressure gas, hose or pipe whipping, and/or liquid jetting, which can cause significant risks to the safety of nearby personnel, integrity of a facility’s infrastructure, and can interrupt business operations.

In the Lithium-ion battery industry, battery cells can become overheated causing a chemical reaction, so they must first undergo a series of abuse tests. The batteries can potentially ignite or explode, so they are often tested inside containment rooms.

Rotating equipment is used at several types of industrial facilities. Over extended periods of use, they can become susceptible to blade failures, which can result in high-speed projectiles that can cause personnel injuries or infrastructure damage. While most facilities are aware of the need for guards to keep people away from high-speed machines, projectile barricades are not always used but can be easily installed to provide added safety.

While some of these types of industrial hazards pose serious threats, they are not always recognized or properly addressed, which has resulted in preventable incidents that have threatened lives and damaged infrastructure. How can companies mitigate these risks and consequences?

Aftermath from explosion of large cylinder during pressure testing operations.

BakerRisk Webinar | Hazard Containment Solutions

Join our webinar, “What to Know About Hazard Containment Solutions” to discover how expertly designed barricades and solutions, such as BakerRisk’s Shock And Fragment Enclosure (SAFE™), are proven to mitigate hazards.

This presentation will focus on some common types of hazards that may be considered for containment and typical ways that they are mitigated. BakerRisk presenter, Matt Edel, has leveraged years of experience performing high-pressure tests to better understand high-pressure hazards, designing and analyzing mitigation solutions (such as enclosures and barricades), and supporting relevant codes and standards.

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What will be covered in this webinar:

  • An overview of common types of hazards that warrant containment
  • Various mitigation options, including pros and cons for each
    • Safe standoff distances
    • Stick-built barricades or enclosures
    • Commonly used prefabricated barricades and enclosures
    • BakerRisk’s SAFE™ solution

About the presenter:

Matthew Edel, Structural Engineer, High Pressure Testing
Matthew Edel, Structural Engineer, High Pressure Testing

Matthew Edel, Structural Engineer, High Pressure Testing

  • Designed and analyzed hundreds of hazard containment solutions for various types of industrial hazards at facilities around the world
  • Actively participates on the ASME committee responsible for the PCC-2 Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping Standard that covers barricading, safe standoffs, and other requirements for mitigating high-pressure hazards
  • Helped lead the Pressure Testing Research Cooperative, a BakerRisk Joint Industry Program that investigated high-pressure hazards and mitigation

Safe high-pressure operations and testing

Interested in learning more about high-pressure hazards and mitigation strategies and solutions? Learn how BakerRisk can support your high-pressure testing needs through specially designed testing equipment our testing facilities, and what makes SAFE™ an efficient and reliable solution to safely conduct pressure tests. Contact us today to speak with experts like Matthew Edel.

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