Flash fire is an intense flame that erupts without warning and spreads rapidly through a diffuse fuel, like gas or vapors of an ignitable liquid, over a matter of seconds. Combustible dust is a concentration of airborne particles in a closed area which can be ignited by a spark or even static electricity.

Fire and explosions are responsible for 16% of fatalities in oil fields
NFPA defines a Flash Fire as 3 seconds or less

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OSHA enforces policy 29 CFR 1910.132(a), the general industry standard for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), clarifying its position for the failure to provide and use Flame Resistant Clothing (FRC) in oil and gas well drilling, servicing and production-related operations.

NFPA 2112 is the Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments For Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire. This standard provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation and certification of flame-resistant garments. The NFPA 2113 standard specifies the minimum selection, care, use and maintenance requirements for FR garments.