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Process Safety Engineering in Process Plant

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About the course

This course provides an overview of process safety engineering for hydrocarbon processing facilities, with emphasis on the upstream oil & gas sector. The focus of this course is on the engineering/design aspects of Process Safety Management. Frequent reference will be made to historical incidents and recurring problem areas. Techniques for analyzing and mitigating process safety hazards applicable to oil and gas processing will be reviewed. Integration of the concepts covered to achieve a measured approach to Process Safety Engineering is a key aim of this course. Practical exercises and group projects will be utilized throughout the course to emphasize the key learning points.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will learn:

  • Types of equipment and process systems that have historically been problematic in the Upstream oil & gas industry
  • Basics of risk analysis
  • Thinking in terms of Inherently Safer Design
  • Most commonly used process hazards analysis methods and where they are used
  • "Layers of Protection" concept - what the different layers are and how they are applied
  • Detection and mitigation methods for different types of hazards

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Historical Incident & Problem Areas
  • Risk Analysis Basics
  • Process Hazards Analysis Techniques – Overview

### Day 2

  • Layers of Protection
  • Inherently Safer Design
  • Hazards Associated with Process Fluids

Day 3

  • Leakage and Dispersion of Hydrocarbon Releases
  • Combustion Behavior of Hydrocarbons
  • Sources of Ignition
  • Hazards Associated with Specific Plant Systems

Day 4

  • Plant Layout & Equipment Spacing
  • Pressure Relief and Disposal Systems
  • Corrosion & Materials Selection
  • Process Monitoring and Control

Day 5

  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Fire Protection Principles
  • Explosion Protection
  • Case Studies / Practical Exercises

## Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all facilities, process and design engineers, as well as new safety/loss prevention engineers who require an overview of Process Safety Engineering.

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