In response to industry knowledge, Bitumen Products engaged BRS to support them through their EEHA Hazardous Area Bitumen Plant compliance journey. With the initial engagement to complete a HA classification for the site.
Hazardous Area Classification
The bitumen industry in Australia has been taking the learnings from overseas counterparts in regards to hazardous areas related to high flashpoint bitumen product which, when heated (i.e. in a bitumen kettle), can break down to produce hazardous levels of hydrogen sulphide gas (H2S). This is yet another Bitumen production operation that BRS has been involved with and the shared knowledge in the industry is of great value to the operators and maintenance personnel on these sites.
Bitumen Products showed great initiative in already eliminating the use of flammable substances such as toluene and kerosene, as well providing ingenuity in their venting designs by eliminating the potential of H2S to accumulate in bund areas etc near potential ignition sources.