As the flash point of diesel oil (or even fuel oil) is above 65 deg.C most of the people consider the diesel oil storage tank farm as non-hazardous area when preparing the Hazardous Area Classification drawing. Another argument also is: as the auto ignition temperature is very high, 257 deg.C, most of the time the storage tank farms are classified as non-hazardous area. Recently there are some arguments on this subject. Any one who could contribute on this subject? Would appreciate very much for your valuable comments urgently.
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