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E-622 - Safety Engineering - Module 1

  • Engineers, technicians and staff, not familiar with the concepts of safety engineering, involved in operating Oil & Gas field processing facilities or in designing Oil & Gas projects architecture.
  • This course provides the knowledge necessary to assess and mitigate risks, and apply industry-required safety codes and practices when designing, constructing and operating Oil & Gas processing facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify HSE standards and describe hazard identification methods of safety engineering in Oil & Gas processing,
  • interpret the contents of standard hazard studies,
  • explain the safe design principles and to differentiate the mitigation measures applicable to each principle,
  • define, predict and measure possible outcomes and effects.
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.

Fundamentals of safety engineering 0.5 day
  • Aims of Safety Engineering.
  • Safety Engineering throughout the life of a project and during operations.
  • Safe design principles.
  • Risk assessment. Probabilistic and deterministic methods.
  • Concept of loss of containment. Fundamentals of flammability.
  • Scenario definition. Concept of barriers.
“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 & operability” - HAZOP 0.75 day
  • Introduction to Hazop methodology. Node identification. Guidewords.
  • Hazop register matrix. Group management.
  • Introduction to WhatIf methodology.
  • HAZOP exercise.
Major hazard assessment 0.5 day
  • Major Accident Hazard (MAH) scenarios.
  • Scenario representation. Bowtie diagrams.
  • Risk reduction process. Risk Matrices and ALARP principle.
  • Safety critical measures/elements.
Layer of protection 0.5 day
  • Layer of protection analysis concept.
  • Safety Instrumented Systems. Fundamentals of availability. SIL level.
  • SIL level requirements strategy.
Plot plan review 0.5 day
  • Fundamentals of consequence analysis for MAH scenarios.
  • Safety Engineering approach to plant layout.
  • Plant Layout exercise: optimization of an offshore plant layout.
Prevention of hydrocarbon release 0.5 day
  • Introduction to mechanical integrity and quality control. Introduction to Failure Mode and Equipment Analysis (FMEA study).
  • Mechanical impact prevention analysis.
  • Introduction to Process Safety Management (PSM). Main Key Performance indicators.
Prevention of hydrocarbon ignition 0.5 day
  • Hazardous area classifications methodology and examples. Electrical equipment and suitability with regard to hazardous area classification.
  • Overpressure protection and gaseous HC disposal: PSV's and mechanical systems.
  • Flares/vents and drain systems.
  • Instrumented Safety Systems. Emergency Shutdown System, Blow-down System, introduction to HIPS systems.
  • Flammable gas detection systems.
Prevention of fire escalation 0.5 day
  • Introduction to Fire Detection Systems.
  • Passive fire & blast protection.
  • Introduction to Active Firefighting systems. Main elements and applications.
Engineering of emergency escape & evacuation resources 0.25 day
  • Alarm system. Types of alarm.
  • Introduction to evacuation and escape resources.
  • Onshore and offshore examples.
2017 course calendar
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Nov 13 - 17 Pau €3,400 Online