International gas turbine safety new Standard to promote common industry approach

Gas turbine applications – Safety, ISO 21789:2009, addresses the major safety considerations to be taken into account when designing, packaging, and installing gas turbine applications.

The new Standard:

  • covers the safety requirements for gas turbine applications using liquid or gaseous fuels, as well as the safety-related control and detection systems and essential auxiliaries for all types of open-cycle gas turbines used in onshore and offshore applications, including floating production platforms
  • addresses the risks of injury or death to humans and risks to the environment. It details the anticipated significant hazards associated with gas turbines and specifies the appropriate preventive measures and processes for reducing or eliminating them.

'The prime motivation for developing this Standard was an identified need to facilitate a common industry approach towards the application of safety methodology and its integration into best practice,' says Roger Santon, Convenor of the ISO working group which developed ISO 21789. 'International standardisation in this area gives both manufacturer and purchaser a clear set of globally accepted requirements against which to assess the risks associated with each gas turbine installation, and ensures a single point of reference for all stakeholders.'

Published in energy.