DACC IRP Volume #08 - Pumping of Flammable Fluids
IRP 8 addresses the issue of safe handling and pumping of flammable fluids during well servicing operations. More specifically, it stipulates recommended practices for a well servicing operation with flammable fluid storage tanks, multiple personnel and equipment. Topics covered include:
- Pre-Job Planning
- Bulk Storage of Flammable Fluids
- Pre-Spotting Activities
- Pre-Blending and Blending Pumping Procedures
- Fire Protection for Rig Out
- Handling Well intervention and Flow Back Fluids
- Fire Protection Requirements
- Mobile Safety Shower Requirements
IRP 8 (2016) represents the results of a limited scope review conducted between December 2014 and December 2015. The most significant changes include:
- Review and update of 8.2.2. Fluid Classification (formerly 8.2.4) and the corresponding Appendix B: Guidelines for Classifying Flammable Fluids (formerly Attachment 1: Guidelines for Classifying Flammable Fluids)
- Moved information from Attachment 4 Well Servicing -- Wellhead Rig-In Procedures and Pressure Rating of Wellhead Valves to Section 8.2.5.
- Review and update of 8.4 Pre-Spotting Activities (includied distinguishing between planning functions vs pre-spot safety meeting)
- Added Hot Zone planning and placarding responsibilities to 8.4 Pre-Spotting Activities and removed Attachments 7 and 8 which previously dealt with Hot Zone placarding.
- Reworked 8.9 Fire Protection Requirements. This included moving requirements formerly captured in attachment 13 Fire Training Requirements into the main body, creating a matrix for determining fire protection requirements including fire protection for small volumes, as well as updates on fire fighting training for well service personnel.
Sponsor Organization: PSAC
Current Status: Sanctioned January 2016.
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