Electrical safety

Electrical safety

Electrical issues affect all aspects of upstream and downstream petroleum industry operations, including: the classification of hazardous areas; selection and inspection of electrical and electro-mechanical equipment; the control of potential hazards due to static electric discharge; the assessment of electrical supply protection, etc.
Our electrical safety publications are produced to enhance the competence of electrical practitioners working on petroleum installations.

  • API/EI Research report Verification of lightning protection requirements for above ground hydrocarbon storage tanks
  • An assessment of electrostatic ignition risks and filling rules for loading road tankers with low sulphur diesel
  • Assessing the condition and remaining life of underground electrical cables
  • Controlling the risk from static electricity - DVD training tool
  • Risks of Static Electricity: DVD and guidelines bundle
  • EI Model code of safe practice Part 15: Area classification for installations handling flammable fluids
  • EI Research Report: Review of methods of bonding a hydrant dispenser (servicer) to an aircraft for refuelling
  • EI Technical Seminar Proceedings: 'Can mobile phone communications ignite petroleum vapour?'
  • Electrical installation of facilities for the storage and dispensing of LPG and CNG automotive fuels at vehicle refuelling stations
  • Guidance on assessing the safety integrity of electrical supply protection
  • Guidelines for managing inspection of Ex electrical equipment ignition risk in support of IEC 60079-17
  • Guidelines on earthing/grounding/bonding in the oil and gas industry
  • Model Code of Safe Practice Part 1: The selection, installation, inspection, and maintenance of electrical and non electrical apparatus in hazardous areas
  • Model Code of Safe Practice Part 21: Guidelines for the control of hazards arising from static electricity
  • Report on the risk of static ignition during vehicle refuelling. A study of the available relevant research
  • EI Research report: A qualitative assessment of electrostatic risks in jet fuel handling and distribution
  • CIBSE Guide K: Electricity in Buildings