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Safety Engineering

  • Managers, engineers, technicians in charge of the design of industrial facilities.
  • To provide an overview of safety studies in a project.
  • To define the main principles behind the design of systems of detection, mitigation and evacuation.
Learning Objectives
  • To apply the outcomes of risk assessment studies in the early stages of a project.
  • To use the main codes and standards for safety design (NFPA, API).
  • To define the main safety principles for the project (safety concept).
Ways and means
  • The main principles for safe design in simple installations are applied:
  • Simulation of design review (HAZID).
  • Identification of areas to be protected based on QRA results.
  • Pre-sizing of fixed protection systems (water/foam).

Identifying risks 0.5 day
  • Risk identification and acceptability with regards to people, environment and assets - Hazard and risk - Residual risk - Risk assessment matrix.
  • Review of phenomena: gas dispersion, toxic release, thermal radiation, overpressure blast.
  • Preliminary risk quantification: evaluation of risk consequences (grass root project or revamping) based on HAZID/HAZOP reviews.
Implementing Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) results 0.75 day
  • QRA context: input data and related studies (fire and explosion analysis, toxic release analysis, …) - Type of results - Identification of safety barriers.
  • Implementing QRA results in the design of facilities and safety concept: impact on layout; fire and gas detection philosophy, mitigation measures and evacuation.
Prevention and layout optimization 0.5 day
  • Minimizing ignition sources: ATEX, area classification, ventilation.
  • Minimizing the inventory: ESD philosophy, overpressure protection, drainage.
  • Layout optimization based on QRA findings - How to use safety to optimize equipment layout - Safety distances - Fire zones - Deluge zones - Escape, egress and access systems.
Detection 0.5 day
  • Technology of sensors, selection and location - Cause and Effect Matrix - Fire & Gas system - Relationship with mitigation systems.
Mitigation systems 2 days
  • Passive fire and blast protection: description of material, utilization, monitoring and inspection - Identification of surface/elements to be protected.
  • Active firefighting systems: extinguishing agents (water, foam, dry chemicals, inert/inhibition gas).
  • Fixed systems with water or foam: elements of the fire main system (main ring, fire water pumps, consumers, water tank, foam solution), application rate. Preliminary sizing of main ring, pumps and water/foam solution tank.
  • Semi-fixed and mobile systems: description of equipment and use.
Escape, evacuation and rescue 0.25 day
  • Primary and secondary systems of evacuation - Master area.
  • Emergency powered systems (emergency lighting, PAGA, active protection systems, …).
Safety instrumented systems 0.5 day
  • Safety Instrumented Function and Safety Integrity Level - Typical architecture of Safety Instrumented Systems: hierarchy, interaction with process and Fire & Gas system.
Flaring and venting 0.25 day
  • Description of equipment - Blowdown philosophy - Impact on safety design.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 24 - 27 Lillebonne €2,250 Online By email