Open-air Area

An open-air area is one without stagnant regions where vapours are rapidly dispersed by wind and natural convection. Typically, air velocities will rarely be less than 0,5 metres per second and will frequently be above 2 metres per second.

Source: Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Mobile Offshore Units, Part 7, Safety Systems, Hazardous Areas and Fire, June 2013, Lloyd’s Register, Global Standards

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