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Recommended Practice 751

Safe Operation of Hydrofluoric Acid Alkylation Units

RP-751 provides guidance to refiners on the safe operations of hydrofluoric acid (HF) alkylation units. Areas specifically covered in the document include hazards management, operating procedures, worker protection, materials & new construction, inspection and maintenance of HF units, transportation, inventory control, relief and utility systems and mitigation options. Provides additional information on elements of a comprehensive HF audit, HF exposure limits, corrosion & materials considerations specific to HF alkylation units, examples of tasks for each type of clothing class and procedures for unloading acid tank trucks & design features of an acid-truck unloading station. Refiners with HF alkylation units will find this document very helpful when performing a Process Hazards Analysis for compliance with OSHA Process Safety Management regulations. Pages: 67

4th Edition | May 2013

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