Working on developing a response SOP for the flaring of LPG containers. We will be dealing with containers up to 100lb's. Anything bigger would require equipment we dont have. We have two torches liquid 700,000 btu and a gas 240,000 btu, 25' of hose and regulators that will allow purging of the entire tank.
One debate we have been having is if we should designate it as a hazardous goods call or just another run. We do not have a haz-mat team, however do respond to hazardous goods calls for assessment and containment.
I would like your thoughts and comments....and an sop or two!
Thanks for your reply Todd, Curious about plugging the leak - what size container are you reffering too? What device or material are you using to plug a pressurized vessel?
Those are some pretty big tanks. We would have the transport company deal with those (transfer, flaring, shape charge). We are developing our SOP for the utility cylinder 20lb to 100lb. You do bring up a very valid point in training to cork the big tanks though - I will have to talk it over with the chief and see if that is something we want to entertain.
Do you have any training material on the patch?