Quick Start Guide
Chapter 7: Pressure Safety and Cryogenics
Program: Pressure Safety and Cryogenics
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html
Who needs to know about these requirements?
The requirements of Pressure Safety and Cryogenics apply to:
- All Berkeley Lab employees, participating guests, visitors, and subcontractors
Whenever they are
- Working with air, liquids, or gases at, above, or below atmospheric pressure
- Using cryogenic liquids
Unsafe practices with pressure and cryogenics may result in:
- Pressure system or component failure or collapse, resulting in injury or property loss
- Pressure buildup if even small amounts of cryogenic liquid are confined and then warm up
- Vacuum system implosions
What you need to do before performing work:
- Define work/protocols.
- Analyze hazards. Perform risk-assessment.
Where to find out more:
Whom to contact for help:
The EH&S Division, Joe Dionne at ext. 7586, for general questions about the Laboratory Pressure Safety Program as well as AHDs.
- The Engineering Division, Ken Chow at ext. 6051 or Mike Kritscher at ext. 8647, for review and approval of the design, installation, and testing of pressure systems as well as AHDs and Engineering Notes.
- The Facilities Division, Mike Dong at ext. 6458 or Jamie Abenojar at ext. 7669, for the design, fabrication, installation, and testing of all plant facility pressure equipment, as well as AHDs.