EI Research Report: Investigation of the possible ignition risks arising from the presence and operation of button cell energised devices in potentially flammable atmospheres associated with transport fuels

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  • Published: April 2014
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852936863
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: New

Please note that an addendum was issued in September 2018 for this publication, it is available for download and present in both the sample pages and the full PDF.

This EI Research Report has been prepared under the direction of the EI’s Distribution & Marketing Committee and Electrical Committee. It provides a compilation of EI-funded studies that have been undertaken to assess the possible ignition risks posed by button cell-energised devices in potentially flammable atmospheres associated with transport fuels.

The information provided in this publication is intended to be of use to operators of petroleum distribution installations in their assessments of the use of button cell energised devices. It may also be of use to operators of petroleum road tankers. It is likely that this publication will have a wider scope of usage and will encompass differing operating practices and safety and environmental legislation to those that apply in the UK. Therefore, this publication should be read in conjunction with any statutory operating requirements that apply at the point of intended use. It is recommended that if procedures defined in this publication are more stringent than those at the point of use then those in this publication should be followed.

A free poster entitled Safety notice: Electrical/electronic devices energised by button cells in hazardous areas (potentially explosive atmospheres) is available that communicates the key findings of this publication.The safety notice/training poster is aimed at operators, managers, trainers and staff of petroleum industry facilities which contain hazardous areas and are unsure about the ignition risk that the use of button cell energised devices may pose. The poster can be used as a notice in such facilities or a training tool. Access the poster here.

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