ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Control & Safety in Oil and Gas Complex Industries

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About the course

This course programme takes an in-depth look at the field of safety instrumentation and emergency shutdown systems within the safety environment of the IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and ISA S84 standards.

The course is a complete stand-alone module that may be attended individually or as follow-on for any of the other 'Instrumentation' field course to provide an ongoing and continuous training environment.

Increasingly, industrial processes within the petrochemical, chemical and nuclear power industries have the potential for large-scale destruction. Without the luxury of learning from experience, organizations must anticipate and set in place preventative measures before accidents occur

Course Objectives

This workshop is designed to provide instrumentation and control system engineers and technicians with the basic theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to evaluate, design, install and maintain safety instrumented systems (SILs).

The program will identify the driving forces, the warning signals, the uncertainties and the inevitabilities. These ideas will compose the plots and stimulate their interaction - YOU will identify all the challenges and elicit the response.

This formula, adopting the value of an informal, strategic conversation between all parties will stimulate a series of detailed verbal reactions by key decision-makers that will examine YOUR reactions to that 'unexpected' crisis.

Course Outline

Day One: Introduction to safety instrumentation Systems

  • Overview of safety systems engineering (SSE)
  • Introduction to standards IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and ISA S84.01
  • Equipment under control
  • Introduction to hazards and risk
  • Fatal accident rate (FAR)
  • Safety life cycle and management tools
  • Meaning and context of safety-Integrity Levels

Day Two: Hazards & Risk reduction

  • Identifying Hazards and risk analysis tools (Hazop, FTA, etc)
  • Process control vs. safety control
  • Layered Protection models
  • Risk reduction and risk ranking classification
  • Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
  • Outline of methodologies for hazard studies 1, 2 and 3
  • Hazard study 1

Day Three: Technology Choices and Reliability Analysis

  • Design process
  • Failure modes
  • What the standards say (IEC 61508/IEC 61511 and ISA 84.01)
  • Development of safety PLCs (programme logic controllers)
  • Analysis models and methods
  • Reliability analysis parameters
  • Calculation packages and reliability databases
  • Hazard study 2

Day Four: Safety in Instrumentation and field devices

  • Field devices for safety
  • Sensor types
  • Application of field devices
  • Design requirements for field devices
  • Technology issues
  • Hazard study 3

Day Five: Safety Systems Engineering

  • Project engineering
  • ISA clause: SIS detailed design
  • Information flow and documents
  • Engineering application software
  • Impact of safety systems failure
  • Summary of course key points
  • Close of course

Who should attend

  • Personnel who are or will be responsible for the designing, selecting, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, operating and maintaining instrumentation safety systems
  • Experienced professionals who want to review or broaden their understanding of safety instrumentation systems (SIS)
  • Asset management team members
  • Automation Engineers
  • Design and Electrical Engineers
  • Instrument and Process Control Engineers and Technicians
  • Mechanical engineers and technicians and Process Engineers

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