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Nov 05 - 09, 2018 Rueil 3,570 €
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Who should attend?


    • Engineers, technicians, involved in operating Oil & Gas field processing facilities or in designing Oil & Gas projects architecture.


  • Foundation
  • To understand and describe the objectives of the elements of Process Safety Management.
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,
  • explain the most relevant elements of asset integrity for the design of process plants,
  • establish operating procedures for a safe operation.
Course Content


0.5 day

  • Concept of Process Safety. Historical approach. Main recognized standards.
  • Safe design principles. Introduction to inherently safer design.
  • Fundamentals of flammability and fluid behavior.


1.5 days

  • Process Safety Information: products, technology, equipment and human intervention.
  • Methodology for carrying out a HAZID.
  • HAZID exercise.
  • Introduction to HAZOP methodology. Node identification. Guidewords.
  • HAZOP exercise.
  • Major Accident Hazards. Introduction to Bowtie Diagram representation.
  • Consequence of loss of containment. Introduction to consequence analysis.
  • Principles of plant layout. Exercise.


1.5 days

  • Safe Containment of Hydrocarbons. Storage tanks and pressurized vessels.
  • Safe design and operation of thermal equipment.
  • Control of ignition sources. Electrical equipment regulations.
  • Control of hydrocarbon inventory. Pressure Safety Valves technology. Rupture disks.
  • Flares and vents. Emergency depressurization systems. Standards API 520 & API 521.
  • Introduction to safety instrumented systems: ESD, HIPS, Fire & Gas.
  • SIL Level definition and requisitions.
  • Maintenance inspection and testing. Methodologies and planning. Introduction to reliability analysis.
  • Material failure modes.
  • Introduction to corrosion. Origin and prevention.


1.5 days

  • Process monitoring. Process control system elements.
  • Pre-startup safety review. Operational readiness.
  • Safe isolation of equipment.
  • Safe work practices. Permit To Work system.
  • Management of change. Downgraded situation.
  • Human factors in process control. Human error in process plants.
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Ways & Means
  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.