A new ISO standard addresses the major safety considerations to be taken into account when designing, packaging and installing gas turbine applications.

ISO 21789:2009, Gas turbine applications – Safety, covers the safety requirements for gas turbine applications using liquid or gaseous fuels, as well as the safety-related control and detection systems and essential auxiliaries for all types of open-cycle gas turbines used in onshore and offshore applications, including floating production platforms.

The standard addresses the risks of injury or death to humans and risks to the environment. In this respect, it details the anticipated significant hazards associated with gas turbines and specifies the appropriate preventative measures and processes for reducing or eliminating them.