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Who should attend?


    • Engineers and technicians involved in Oil & Gas projects.


  • Foundation
  • This course provides knowledge on how to elaborate a general layout and take into account the various constraints.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • produce the equipment layout of a project, taking into account all constraints imposed by the various disciplines, as well as suppliers, site infrastructure, regulations and company standards,
  • optimize layout,
  • efficiently participate to a design review.
Course Content


1 day

  • Regulatory aspects: safety distances, noise, environment, works. International standards.
  • Use of blocs diagrams, process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams.
  • General layout: process units, storage facilities. Utilities. Technical & administrative buildings. Site access.


1 day

  • Review of constraints generated by the various disciplines. Associated layout criteria.
  • Health, Safety and Environmental constraints. Use of the results of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA). Safety distances.
  • Location of naked flame. Area classification. Firefighting equipment layout. Fire zones access, egress, escape and rescue.
  • Health. Ergonomics. Noise concerns.
  • Operation & maintainability: lifting and storage area, access to equipment.
  • Planning and scheduling: data availability at each project stage, management of holds and change requests.
  • Tank farm layout.


1 day

  • Design reviews using HAZID methodology.
  • Final layout (including validated actions from reviews or equipment supplier data). Use of 3D models.
  • Inter-unit connection optimization: above-ground/underground. Storage area optimization of storage areas, of paved areas.
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Ways & Means
  • Examples issued from refining/chemical projects.
  • Develop a general arrangement on a practical case.
  • Design review using HAZID methodology.