Those areas where flammable petroleum gas and volatile liquids are produced, processed (e.g. compressed), stored, transferred (e.g. pumped), or otherwise handled prior to entering the transportation facilities
API RP 500, Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2, Third Edition, December 2012, Global Standards.
Production areas are those areas where flammable petroleum gas, volatile liquids or sulphur are produced, processed (e.g., compressed), stored, transferred (e.g., pumped), or otherwise handled before entering the transportation process.
Source: Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf, 30 CFR 250 (2013). Regulations
“Production area” means a territory defined for petroleum production.
Source: Law of Information Energy, Petroleum Act B.E. 2514 (1971), Thailand, as of June 2013. Legislation