An approach to carry out a boiler plant hazard assessment

Markku Reunanen, Janne Sarsama, Matti Maskuniitty

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    The Finnish pressure equipment legislation was recentry renewed. According to the new legislation, a boiler plant hazard assessment must be carried out in certain boiler plants. The plant's owner and holder must identify potential hazards, their causes and consequences. Furthermore, the significance of the identified hazard scenarios and the appropriateness of the risk reduction measures and safety precautions must be assessed. All this, i.e. the description of the plant's hazard assessment process and its results, must be in the form of a written report to be presented to the inspection body for approval. The paper presents the hazard assessment requirements, an approach to fulfil it, and experiences based on projects carried out by VTT.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International European Safety Management Group Symposium
    Place of PublicationHamm
    PublisherEuropean Safety Management Group
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)3-9807567-3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational European Safety Management Group Symposium, ESMG: Process Safety and Industrial Explosion Protection - Nürnberg, Germany
    Duration: 16 Mar 200418 Mar 2004


    ConferenceInternational European Safety Management Group Symposium, ESMG
    Abbreviated titleESMG 2004


    • boiler plant
    • safety
    • risk assessment
    • hazard assessment


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