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This International Standard describes the objectives and functional requirements for the control and mitigation of fires and explosions on offshore installations used for the development of hydrocarbon resources. This International Standard is applicable to the following: - fixed offshore structures; - floating systems for production, storage, and offloading; - petroleum and natural gas industries. Mobile offshore units as defined in this International Standard and subsea installations are excluded, although many of the principles contained in this International Standard can be used as guidance. This International Standard is based on an approach where the selection of control and mitigation measures for fires and explosions is determined by an evaluation of hazards on the offshore installation. The methodologies employed in this assessment and the resultant recommendations will differ depending on the complexity of the production process and facilities, type of facility (that is, open or enclosed), manning levels, and environmental conditions associated with the area of operation. Statutory requirements, rules, and regulations can, in addition, be applicable for the individual offshore installation concerned. Regarding German collaboration at DIN the Working Committee is NA 109-00-01-06 AK "Verfahrenstechnische Anlagen und Ausrüstungen" ("Processing equipment and systems") of Standards Committee Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries (NÖG).
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