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E-560 - Safety Engineering - Module 1

  • Engineers, technicians, and staff, not familiar with the concepts of safety engineering, involved in operating oil and gas field processing facilities or in designing oil and gas projects architecture
  • To provide the knowledge necessary to assess and mitigate risks, and apply industry-required safety codes and practices when designing, constructing and operating oil and gas processing facilities
Learning Objectives
  • To learn about HSE standards and the deterministic methods of safety engineering in oil and gas processing
  • To grasp different methods of risk assessment and key safety management rules
  • To learn about the contents of standard hazard studies
  • To define, forecast and measure possible outcomes and effects
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions

Introduction 0.25 day
  • Aims of Safety Engineering
  • Important Terms & Definitions
  • Safety Engineering throughout the life of a project and during operations
Fundamentals of safety engineering 0.25 day
  • Main issues, orders of magnitude
  • Probabilistic and deterministic methods
  • Safety engineering practices
“Preliminary hazard analysis” - HAZID 0.5 day
  • Objectives of Preliminary Hazard Identification during Conceptual / Feasibility studies
  • Hazards Related to typical Oil & Gas Process
  • Methodology for carrying out a HAZID
  • HAZID application
“HAZARD and operability” - HAZOP 0.75 day
  • Methodology to be used
  • HAZOP exercise
Plot plan review 0.75 day
  • Examples
  • Safety Engineering approach to plant layout
  • Plant Layout exercise: optimization of an offshore plant layout
Consequence analysis methodology 0.5 day
  • Examples of types of scenarios to be considered
  • Consequence modeling e.g. Blast overpressure, Dispersion modeling etc.
  • Criteria for Impact assessment
  • Exercise
Reduction of ignition sources 0.5 day
  • Hazardous area classifications methodology and examples
  • Electrical Equipment and suitability with regard to hazardous area classification
  • Ventilation: types and functional analysis
Minimize the inventory of hydrocarbon release 0.5 day
  • Safety System: Instrumented Safety Systems (incl. HIPS case study), Shutdown System, Blow-down System
  • Overpressure protection and gaseous HC disposal: PSV's and mechanical systems
  • Flares / vents and flare network systems
  • Liquid Drainage: Open / Closed drains, Surface drainage
Mitigating the consequences of a hydrocarbon release 0.5 day
  • Fire and Gas Detection Systems
  • Passive Fire & Blast Protection
  • Active Firefighting systems
  • Alarm / Evacuation, Escape & Rescue
Case studies 0.5 day
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Sep 11 - 15 Dubai €3,150 Online By email
Nov 14 - 18 Rueil €3,210 Online