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CHAPTER 4 ReSPOnDinG TO GaS eMeRGencieS .............................................................................51


Objectives ..................................................................................................................................52 Overview....................................................................................................................................52 eight Step Process© for handling hazmat emergencies ..........................................................53 Step 1: Site Management and control ..................................................................................54 Step 2: identify the Problem .................................................................................................55 Step 3: hazard and Risk evaluation .....................................................................................56 Flammable/combustible Gas indicators (cGi).......................................................................58 cGi Types and Operations................................................................................................59


Step 4: Select Personal Protective clothing and equipment ................................................60 Step 5: information Management and Resource coordination.............................................61 Step 6: implement Response Objectives ..............................................................................63 Transmission and Distribution (T&D) emergencies................................................................67 controlling the Flow of Gas...............................................................................................69


Step 7: Decontamination and clean-Up Operations .............................................................71 Step 8: Terminate the incident...............................................................................................72


Summary....................................................................................................................................73 Resource links ..........................................................................................................................74


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PiPeline aWaReneSS FOR eMeRGency ReSPOnDeRS anD cOMMUniTy OFFicialS (RP 1162)..............................................................................................................75 introduction and Overview ........................................................................................................76 Purpose and Reliability .............................................................................................................77 community awareness, communication and Preparedness ..................................................77 Pipelines in your community ............................................................................................78 Recognizing and identifying Pipelines .............................................................................80 Pipeline integrity (Damage Prevention Measures) ..........................................................81 emergency awareness, Recognition and identifying Pipeline Releases..........................84 Pipeline Operation center.................................................................................................83


initial Response to a Pipeline emergency—First on the Scene................................................84 First Responder Strategies and Tactics ............................................................................86 Pipeline control centers ...................................................................................................86 incident Response Guidelines ..........................................................................................87 Protect People, Property and the environment.................................................................90 calling for additional assistance and Trained Personnel..................................................92


Summary....................................................................................................................................92 Resource links ..........................................................................................................................93 natural Gas emergency Safety checklist..................................................................................94 Glossary ....................................................................................................................................95


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