Hydrocarbon Exposures During Tank Gauging and Sampling Operations

 
 

Introduction

There has been recent concern about sudden exposures to high concentrations of volatile hydrocarbons and other atmospheric hazards associated with Bakken crude oil production and processing. The exposures have led to serious health effects including death.


The following video describes the hazards associated with manual gauging and fluid sampling on oil and gas production tanks and describes steps that employers and workers can take to do this work safely: