Designing Protection for Bulk Silane Systems
(FM Global, Norwood, MA)
As use of Silane expanded to other industries and the methods and size of delivery systems changed in semiconductor fabs, FM Global created a separate standard that provides loss prevention guidance these exposures in all industries. The changes associated with the larger bulk systems increased the potential impact of accidents. FM Global with the CGA conducted testing in 2014 to determine the most effective means to prevent and minimize events such as explosions. The methodologies and protection guidance are included in the FM Global Loss Prevention Data Sheet 108. Understand the background of the testing and the standard development will provide insight on how to effectively use the safety and design guidance for Silane delivery systems.