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Subchapter 15. Petroleum Safety Orders--Refining, Transportation and Handling
Article 23. Laboratories and Pilot Plants

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§6887. Extractors and Centrifuges.

(a) Each centrifugal extractor or centrifuge shall be equipped with a metal cover or access door of at least No. 20 gage, or its equivalent which shall entirely cover the opening of the outer shell.

(b) Each centrifugal extractor or centrifuge shall be equipped with an interlock that will disconnect the source of power to the drive motor and prevent starting rotation when the access door to the machine is open. The interlock shall also prevent opening of the access door or cover while the centrifugal units are rotating. The interlock shall allow the operator to rotate the unit by manual control or inch the unit for loading or unloading while the access door or cover is open.

(c) Each centrifugal extractor or centrifuge shall be equipped with a mechanically or electrically operated brake to stop the units when the driving power is shut off.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 9-6-94; operative 10-6-94 (Register 94, No. 36).

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