A flash fire is a rapid moving flame that can be caused by a diffuse fuel, such as dust, gas, or the vapors of an ignitable liquid, without the production of damaging pressure. While flash fires cannot be completely prevented, there are precautionary steps you can take to give you and your crew an extra advantage if a flash fire were to occur.

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Related Flash Fire Standards

Standard Specification for Flame Resistant Rainwear for Protection Against Flame Hazards
Standard Test Method for Evaluating Heat Transfer through Materials for Protective Clothing Upon Contact with Molten Substances
Standard Performance Specification for Protective Clothing for Use by Workers Exposed to Specific Molten Substances and Related Thermal Hazards
Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Conductive and Compressive Heat Resistance (CCHR)
Standard Test Method for Effects of Flame Impingement on Materials Used in Protective Clothing Not Designated Primarily for Flame Resistance
Standard Guide for Care and Maintenance of Flame, Thermally and Arc Resistant Clothing
Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Flame Resistant Clothing for Protection Against Flash Fire Simulations Using an Instrumented Manikin
Standard Test Method for Radiant Protective Performance of Flame Resistant Clothing Materials
Standard Performance Specification for Labeling Protective Clothing as Heat and Flame Resistant
Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire
Clothing and equipment for protection against heat — Test method for convective heat resistance using a hot air circulating oven
Recommended Practices for the Provision and Use of Workwear for Protection Against Hydrocarbon Flash Fire
Worker at petroleum plant

Organizational Standards in the Industry

There are several organizations involved with the issues of protection from flash fire hazards common to the petroleum, petrochemical and chemical industries, and you should be aware of these organizations and their function.

  • NFPA 70E -End users most useful standard: Available from NFPA- National Fire Protection Association at nfpa.org
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration at osha.gov
  • ASTM – American Society for Testing Materials at astm.org
  • ISEA – Internatinal Safety Equipment Assosiation at safetyequipment.org
  • NSC – National Safety Council at nsc.org

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