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Case Studies » Eco Clarity

The Challenge

A request was made by Eco Clarity, London in 2020 to consider compliance with the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR), incorporating Amendment 1: June 2015, for a new FOG separation unit that was under construction at the company’s specialist sub-contractor. An assessment of the new Fats, Oils and Greases (FOG) Separation Unit was undertaken. The DSEAR focus was primarily upon whether suitable controls were considered as part of the design.

The Solution Provided

A detailed design review was undertaken of the proposed construction and operational aspects from which hazardous area classification was identified to management. The detailed report covered all aspects of necessary control measures identified in the review, and a number of recommendations for improvements to the already extensive safety controls were proposed to the design. Importantly the report covered all key parts of the DSEAR hierarchy of controls: reduction of quantities, minimisation of release, minimisation of hazardous areas through ventilation, minimisation of ignition sources, etc.; plus mitigative and organisational measures.