OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 37 Oil and Gas Wells

Section 777 Rig tank or pit enclosures

Rig tanks or pits are used to store drilling fluid. Flammable gas might enter the mud from the well bore or a flammable substance might be added to the mud to enhance its drilling properties. This section addresses the handling of a flammable substance and the requirements of Part 10, Fire and Explosion Hazards, should be consulted.