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#40 Safety Guidelines for DRS

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The general safety rules for DRS are as mentioned below;

  1. Minimum of two nos. ISI marked 10/9 Kg capacity of Dry Chemical Powder, ABC type Fire Extinguishers should be installed near DRS.
  2. DRS should be installed at a well-ventilated & illuminated area with proper fencing & and locking arrangements to avoid any unauthorized entry.
  3. Open flame / Smoking / Mobile are prohibited in the DRS area and the cautionary board should be installed.
  4. Emergency phone numbers should be properly displayed at DRS.
  5. There should be no normal electrical installation/ equipment installed inside the fencing area.
  6. Isolation valve should be marked properly as ISOLATION VALVE & known to all concerned, so that same can be isolated in case of emergency.
  7. Colour coding of the NG pipeline as YELLOW should be maintained.
  8. Periodic calibration of the PSV should be done.
  9. Continuity jumpers across all flanges and IJs should be installed.
  10. Earthing of the skid is done and connected to earth pits.
  11. The pipeline is properly supported & clamped.
  12. Access of DRS should always be kept free from any obstruction & Isolation valve is easily accessible.
  13. There should be no combustible and flammable material (Clothes, Cotton, Paper, Plastic, Oil etc.) stored near DRS, and cutting of vegetation should be done on a regular basis.
  14. A periodic leak test should be done by soap solution or gas detectors only.
  15. All maintenance or setting should be done by qualified & trained personnel of the entity only.
  16. If any excavation /construction work is noticed on the gas pipeline route near to your vicinity, inform the entity immediately.
  17. Save the contact numbers of the entity & other emergency services like fire brigade & police etc. in mobile phones to avoid unnecessary delay in case of any emergency.

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