Pragmatic Measures to Preventing Fire around Refinery Flammable Facilities in the Surrounding Communities: A Case Study of PHRC

Authors : Nkeleme Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu; AchigbuOnyemaezeIkenna; Andrew ChimaOsuagwu; Edom Ikenna Ellis; Chukwudi Stanley Ozoh

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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Fire hazards usually tantamount to devastating outcomes ranging from; damage to environment to loss of lives and property. Thus there is a need for the adoption of pragmatic measures to prevent the hazard. This paper assess the pragmatic measure in the communities around Port Harcourt Refinery Company (PHRC), with a view of establishing the communal practices that can lead to fire outbreak and to suggest measure to reduce such practices. The research was sort via an intensive literature review alongside the administration of a well-structured questionnaire. A total of seventy questionnaires with sixty returned adequately filled giving a percentage response of 85.7%. The responses were analyzed using computer based software (SPSS) and the result presented in percentages and Relative Importance Indices (RII). The result revealed among others that show that incineration of refuse at disposal point was also a great cause of fire hazard. Other pragmatic fire prevention measures arranged in their other of efficacy as opined by the respondents are:the control on the bush burning activities and then the appropriate disposal of flammable pollutant, appropriate disposal of flammable pollutant and Strategic positioning of fire sensing device which ranked second, third and fourth respectively. , Thus it is recommended that such disposal points should be located very far from PHRC flammable facilities.

Keywords : Pragmatic measures, Fire prevention


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