General Layout


Who should attend?

  • This course provides knowledge on how to elaborate a general layout and take into account the various constraints.
Public :
  • Engineers and technicians involved in Oil & Gas projects.

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • 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 and administrative buildings. Site access and escape ways. Tank farm layout.

      • 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). Design inherently safer. Safety distances. Area classification. Ergonomics. Noise concerns.
      • Operation and maintainability: lifting and storage area, access to equipment.
      • Planning and scheduling: data availability at each project stage, management of holds and change requests.

      • Design reviews using HAZID methodology.
      • Final layout including validated actions from reviews or equipment supplier data. Use of 3D models.
      • Inter-unit connection optimization. Storage area and paved areas optimization.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • produce the equipment layout for a project, taking into account constraints from various disciplines, suppliers, site infrastructure, regulations and company standards,
  • optimize layout,
  • be efficient while a design review.

Ways & Means

  • Develop a general arrangement on an easy case.
  • Review a layout using HAZID methodology.
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