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Case Studies » Huyton Heat treatments

The Challenge

Huyton Heat treatments in Liverpool is an established small metal heat treatment specialist. Insurance requirements dictated a timely visit in order to assess the site’s compliance against with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR).

Key areas of risk centred around the heat treatment processes and associated fuels and chemicals, which may give risk to explosive atmospheres.

The Solution Provided


Adequate control of fuel gases and burner management systems is key in preventing risk to personnel from fire and explosions.

A full review of plant operations, equipment and working procedures was undertaken to identify where potential hazardous zoning was needed and how and where sources of ignition could be removed. From the review a detailed report was presented to management with areas for improvement clearly identified in the action plan.

A large number of areas and processes required Hazardous Area Classification to be properly defined; and supporting diagrams were included in the report.