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E-604 - Process Safety Management

10 days HSE/PSMGB
  • Engineers, technicians and staff, not familiar with the concepts of process safety, involved in operating Oil & Gas field processing facilities or in designing Oil & Gas projects architecture.
  • This course provides the knowledge necessary to acquire a consistent approach to achieve an efficient development to effectively manage Process Safety in production facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe standards and participate in the deterministic methods of safety engineering in Oil & Gas processing,
  • explain the different elements of Process Safety Management and to identify strategies for implementation,
  • identify and describe the safety critical elements in the production process,
  • explain the most relevant features of asset integrity,
  • define roles and responsibilities applicable to Process Safety Management,
  • establish Process Safety Management objectives.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.

Fundamentals of process safety 1 day
  • Concept of Process Safety. Historical approach.
  • Process safety roles & responsibilities.
  • Safe design principles. Introduction to inherently safer design.
  • Concept of loss of containment. Fundamentals of flammability and fluid behavior.
  • Major Accident Hazards. Introduction to Bowtie Diagram representation.
Process safety regulations 0.5 day
  • Identification and compliance with legislation and industry standards.
  • Best practices standards: OSHA, AICHE.
  • Relationship with other benchmarking standards: Offshore Safety Case Regulation, SEVESO III.
Process safety culture 0.5 day
  • Safety leadership and commitment.
  • Safety culture.
  • Workforce involvement.
  • Stakeholders identification and communication.
Process hazard analysis 1.5 days
  • Process Safety Information: products, technology, equipment and human intervention.
  • Hazards related to typical Oil & Gas process.
  • Methodology for carrying out a HAZID.
  • HAZID application.
  • Introduction to HAZOP methodology. Node identification. Guidewords.
  • HAZOP register matrix. Group management.
  • Introduction to WhatIf methodology.
  • HAZOP exercise.
  • Introduction to Failure Mode and Equipment Analysis (FMEA study).
  • Introduction to Fault Tree Analysis.
  • Plant layout. Introduction to consequence analysis.
Operating procedures 1.5 days
  • Definition of operating phase steps and limits.
  • Process monitoring. Process control system elements.
  • Safe isolation of equipment.
  • Pre-Startup safety review. Operational readiness.
  • Case study: Buncefield.
Asset integrity 2 days
  • Safety critical equipment. Equipment deficiencies and quality assurance.
  • Definition and functions of safety systems.
  • Control of ignition sources. Electrical equipment regulations.
  • Control of hydrocarbon inventory. Flares and vents.
  • Introduction to safety instrumented systems.
  • Fire & Gas detection systems.
  • Passive and active fire protection.
  • Maintenance procedures and training.
  • Introduction to corrosion.
  • Inspection and testing planning and execution.
Organizational elements 1.5 days
  • Safe work practices. Permit To Work system.
  • Management of change.
  • Downgraded situations.
  • Emergency response planning. Escape, evacuation and rescue.
  • HSE Management of Contractors: evaluation and performance monitoring.
  • Workforce training. Training matrix development.
  • Human factors in process control. Alarm systems. Human error in process plants.
  • Case study: Platform P-36.
Continuous improvement elements 1.5 days
  • Undesired events reporting and investigation. Analysis strategies.
  • Management system audit.
  • Process Safety Key Performance indicators. API RP 754.
  • IOGP Process safety reporting scope.
  • Management review.
  • Case study: Piper Alpha.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 02 - 13 Pau €6,760 Online By email