When an evacuation is necessary, a siren sounds normally in the plant with H2S notifying all site personnel of an emergency situation and calling for a site evacuation.
If you are working on sour locations, horns are located in various locations, and are usually positioned to be heard throughout the plant. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the siren sound, strobe light and what each of the colours represent or stands for.
Most buildings are equipped with beacons on the outside of the building. These beacons begin flashing when methane, pentane, butane, H2S or fire has been detected. Only operations personal may enter this building once properly protected from exposure.
For most of the clients we work for, the stander for the H2S beacon light are blue and red. A blue beacon indicates the presence of H2S while a red beacon indicates the presence of methane, pentane, butane or a fire. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with your site standard.
For those that are working on a bigger H2S plant site, muster points are located at various locations throughout the site.
During a site evacuation:
All non-operations personnel must travel to the nearest safe muster point while traveling only up or crosswind of the process areas.
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