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CSA Z246.2

1st Edition, January 1, 2014

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Emergency preparedness and response for petroleum and natural gas industry systems

Includes all amendments and changes through Errata , January 2016

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1st Edition, January 1, 2014
  • Published Date: January 2016
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CSA Group (CSA)
  • Page Count: 44
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Standard establishes criteria for emergency preparedness and response for the petroleum and natural gas industry systems.

Note: Prevention, continuity, and recovery are not within the scope of this Standard.

This Standard applies to petroleum and natural gas industry systems (see Figures 1 and 2), including

a) pipeline systems handling

i) oil;

ii) gas;

iii) oil-field water;

iv) liquid products;

v) multi-phase fluids;

vi) slurries; and

vii) system supports, including

1) meter stations;

2) compressor stations;

3) pump stations;

4) tank farms;

5) terminals; and

6) all assets that support Items

(1) to (5);

b) liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, storage, and handling facilities;

c) storage of hydrocarbons in underground formations;

d) petrochemical installations, including

i) refineries;

ii) gas processing plants;

iii) liquefied petroleum gas plants;

iv) synthetic natural gas plants; and

v) coal gasification plants;

e) oil and gas exploration, development, production, treatment, processing, and storage operations not covered in Items (a) to (d);

f) oil sands facilities; and

g) petroleum and natural gas wells.

This Standard does not apply to offshore petroleum and natural gas activity, petroleum and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers, and customers piping system. Note: See Figures 1 and 2. 1.4 The requirements of this Standard are applicable to all operators, regardless of the size or number of their assets.

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.