AOGLP recommend the use of Fire Blankets under UNE 60250

Do you know the REGULATION UNE 60250 names fire blankets as a complimentary material to prevent fires?

What is AOGLP?

Asociación Española de Operadores de Gases Licuados del  Petróleo. (Spanish Association of Petroleum Blended Gases Operators)

Active since 1998 and composed by these members: Cepsa, Disa, Galp Energía, Primagas, Repsol and Vitogas España (the most important companies that import, pack and sell blended gases (propane, butane and autogas).

What does REGULATION UNE 60250 provide?

It shows the general requisites to take into accound in design, construction, assembly, storage and suministers of blended gases in fixes deposits or for its consume in receiving stations.

Do you know REGULATION UNE 60250 names the use of fire blankets as a fire prevention material? In its subheading 7.8, the regulation covers the rules and instructions of protection against fires, specifying the recommendable use of fire blankets as an active element against fires in facilities of suministers GLP under the classification of fixed deposits according to the volume in cubic metres, textually mentions:

Regulation UNE 60250 / Subheading 7.8

7.8 PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE FACILITIES

7.8.3 Complementary elements. GLP stations must have the following material:

– Signs displaying the following text: “Flammable gas” “Smoke and start fires are forbidden”, that must be placed in the proximities of the deposits, and in case of an enclosement at least in each side of the, and in the accessing doors..

Facilities of A-500, A-2 000 y E-500 categories must have, in addition to markers, the following material:

– A portable and explosion-proof flashlight.

– A fire blanket.

Although is true that knowing the particularities of any regulatiol will help us to know, where, how and when a product must be placed and use, (in this case, fire blankets), we must be conscious of its use and not wait for a regulation and legislations estipulate its compulsion.

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