An approach to boiler plant hazard assessment

Janne Sarsama, Veikko Rouhiainen, Pasi Lehtinen

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Abstract

The Finnish pressure equipment legislation was renewed in 1999. In order to improve safety in boiler plants, hazard assessment requirement came into effect for certain boiler plants. Requirement applies to plants with a steam boiler above 6 MW or a hot water boiler above 15 MW. According to the requirement, potential hazards and their causes and consequences in the plant must be identified. In addition, significance of hazards must be assessed, as well as the appropriateness of risk reduction measures and safety precautions. The hazard assessment process and its results must be described as a written report. The aim of the requirement is to raise knowledge of the plant's personnel on plant's safety and, thereby, help them to identify possible deficiencies in the current situation and to make improvements. An approach to boiler plant hazard assessment is described in this paper. The approach is based on the experience VTT Automation has obtained from several hazard assessment projects done for different plants according to the "Seveso II" directive (or the previous version) and other requirements. The approach is described by means of the main phases of the hazard assessment process. Some experiences and results based on case studies are also presented at the end of this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBaltica V
Subtitle of host publicationCondition and Life Management for Power Plants
EditorsSeija Hietanen, Pertti Auerkari
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages449-460
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-5717-4
ISBN (Print)951-38-5716-6
Publication statusPublished - 2001
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventBALTICA V - Condition and Life Management for Power Plants - Porvoo, Finland
Duration: 6 Jun 20018 Jun 2001

Publication series

NameVTT Symposium
PublisherVTT
Number212
ISSN (Print)0357–9387
ISSN (Electronic)1455–0873

Conference

ConferenceBALTICA V - Condition and Life Management for Power Plants
Abbreviated titleBaltica V
CountryFinland
CityPorvoo
Period6/06/018/06/01

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Sarsama, J., Rouhiainen, V., & Lehtinen, P. (2001). An approach to boiler plant hazard assessment. In S. Hietanen, & P. Auerkari (Eds.), Baltica V: Condition and Life Management for Power Plants (Vol. 2, pp. 449-460). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 212
Sarsama, Janne ; Rouhiainen, Veikko ; Lehtinen, Pasi. / An approach to boiler plant hazard assessment. Baltica V: Condition and Life Management for Power Plants. editor / Seija Hietanen ; Pertti Auerkari. Vol. 2 Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2001. pp. 449-460 (VTT Symposium; No. 212).
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Sarsama, J, Rouhiainen, V & Lehtinen, P 2001, An approach to boiler plant hazard assessment. in S Hietanen & P Auerkari (eds), Baltica V: Condition and Life Management for Power Plants. vol. 2, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 212, pp. 449-460, BALTICA V - Condition and Life Management for Power Plants, Porvoo, Finland, 6/06/01.

An approach to boiler plant hazard assessment. / Sarsama, Janne; Rouhiainen, Veikko; Lehtinen, Pasi.

Baltica V: Condition and Life Management for Power Plants. ed. / Seija Hietanen; Pertti Auerkari. Vol. 2 Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2001. p. 449-460 (VTT Symposium; No. 212).

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Sarsama J, Rouhiainen V, Lehtinen P. An approach to boiler plant hazard assessment. In Hietanen S, Auerkari P, editors, Baltica V: Condition and Life Management for Power Plants. Vol. 2. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2001. p. 449-460. (VTT Symposium; No. 212).