An oil industry viewpoint on flame arresters in pipe lines. A flame arrester has no place in a pipe line unless it is located at or close to the end of a line terminating in an open space where an ignition source is anticipated


  • Oliver W. Johnson

    1. Gastech, Inc., Johnson Instrument Div., Mountainview, Calif. 94042
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    • Oliver W. Johnson is past Chairman of the API, Chairman on Fire Protection and is currently a member of the National Fire Protection Association and several of its Committees. He developed the first readily portable combustible gas indicator in 1927. Since retirement from Standard Oil Company of California with the title of Chief Fire Protection Engineer, he has made fire protection surveys, investigated fires and explosions in many parts of the world. He has given expert testimony in many court cases.