The new static electricity risk analysis method STARA and the ATEX risk assessment requirement

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to briefly present the risk analysis method STARA (Malmén et al. 2002), which is designed to identify the potential for generation of static electricity and to assess whether there is a potential for ignition or operational problems. The experiences gained from the application of the STARA method in different types of industrial environments are summarised in the paper, as well. Moreover, this paper presents a modification of the STARA method, the STARATEX method, which aims to identify ignition hazards in a process plant caused by all possible ignition sources. The STARATEX method seems to be applicable when fulfilling the requirement of EU's ATEX directive (EC 2000). Two case studies are presented about the use of the STARATEX method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLoss Prevention 2004 Proceedings
    PublisherCzech Society of Chemical Engineering
    ISBN (Print)978-80-02015-74-1, 80-02-01574-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th International Symposium on Loss prevention and safety promotion in the process industries, Loss Prevention 2004 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 31 May 20043 Jun 2004

    Conference

    Conference11th International Symposium on Loss prevention and safety promotion in the process industries, Loss Prevention 2004
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period31/05/043/06/04

    Keywords

    • static electricity
    • safety analysis
    • hazard identification
    • ignition hazard
    • ATEX

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    Koivisto, R., Malmén, Y., & Nissilä, M. (2004). The new static electricity risk analysis method STARA and the ATEX risk assessment requirement. In Loss Prevention 2004 Proceedings Czech Society of Chemical Engineering.