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The Explosives Act,1884

Introduction

With an overall objective of ensuring safety and security of public and property from fire and explosion, the Organization as a statutory authority is entrusted with the administration of Explosives Act, 1884, Petroleum Act, 1934; Inflammable Substances Act. 1952 and the following Rules framed under these Acts.

The Explosives Act,1884

The Explosives Act,1884
The major work under Explosives Rules, 2008 relates to grant of approval, licences for manufacture of explosives, authorization of explosives, storage of explosives, import/export of explosives, transport of explosives by road and packaging for explosives etc. prescribing safe procedures and methods for manufacture of various types of explosives including the tools, equipments and machineries. The Organization also carries out investigation of accidents involving explosives and destruction of unserviceable/seized explosives in the interest of public safety and security.
The Organization carries out inspection and audit of the new premises for verification/endorsement at the time of grant of licences/approvals. And also periodic inspections of the licensed/approved premises.

The Petroleum Act, 1934

The Petroleum Act, 1934
Petroleum Rules, 2002 Petroleum defined under the Act and Rules as liquid hydrocarbon or a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons and any inflammable mixture containing liquid hydrocarbons. The work relating to administration of these Rules covers approval of Refineries, Petrochemicals/Oil/Gas Processing Plants, transport of petroleum by water, land and pipeline, Flame proof and other safety equipment for use in areas laden with flammable gases and licensing of storage installations, Tank trucks for transportation by road, aircraft refueller and also issuance of Certificate of Gas Free in respect of Vessels/Ships carrying petroleum for dock entry or man entry or hot work. The Organization carries out inspection of these premises to ensure compliance.

Static & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 1981

The functions of the Organization relating to administration of these Rules covers grant of approval of fabrication shops of pressure vessels/fittings and their designs, licenses for storage of compressed gas installations and for transport of compressed gas in vessels by road, permission for import of vessels, grant of recognition of inspecting agencies/competent persons to carry out inspection and certification during manufacture/repair of vessels and final testing as well as periodic testing there of. The Organization carries out inspection and audit of the new premises for verification/endorsement at the time of grant of licenses/approvals and also periodic inspections thereafter of the licensed/approved premises.
Static & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 1981
The above functions also include review of safety audits, periodic tests inspection reports and performance of vessels, fabricators and certifying agencies. Acetylene when liquid or subjected to pressure or in admixture with air or oxygen is highly explosives. The generation of acetylene and approval of generator governed under this notification. The Organization grants the approval of type of acetylene generator and of acetylene plant. Trial runs of the generator both at the manufactures place and at the factory where the generator is installed for evaluating its performance as well as determining efficiency of each generator at the time of endorsement of licenses is done by the Organization besides routine inspections of D.A. cylinder filling plants in operation.

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