Safety Engineering - Module 1PHSE/SAFENG1GB

Who should attend?

  • 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.
Audience :
  • 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.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF SAFETY ENGINEERING

      • 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

      • 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

      • Introduction to HAZOP methodology. Node identification. Guidewords.
      • HAZOP register matrix.
      • HAZOP exercise.
  • MAJOR HAZARD ASSESSMENT

      • Major Accident Hazard (MAH) scenarios.
      • Scenario representation. Bowtie diagrams.
      • Risk reduction process. Risk matrices and ALARP principle.
      • Safety critical measures/elements.
      • Major accident hazards analysis. Tools Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA).
  • LAYERS OF PROTECTION

      • Layer of protection analysis concept.
      • Safety Instrumented Systems. Emergency shutdown system, blow-down system, introduction to HIPS systems.
      • Fundamentals of reliability. SIL level.
  • PLOT PLAN REVIEW

      • Fundamentals of consequence analysis for MAH scenarios.
      • Safety engineering approach to plant layout.
      • Plant layout exercise.
  • PREVENTION OF HYDROCARBON IGNITION

      • 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.
  • INTRODUCTION TO FIRE & GAS SYSTEM

      • Flammable gas detection systems. Technologies and suitability.
      • Fire Detection Systems: technologies and suitability.
  • PREVENTION OF FIRE ESCALATION

      • Introduction to Fire Detection Systems.
      • Passive fire and blast protection.
      • Introduction to active firefighting systems. Main elements and applications.
  • ENGINEERING OF EMERGENCY ESCAPE & EVACUATION RESOURCES

      • Alarm system. Types of alarm.
      • Introduction to evacuation and escape resources.

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 propose mitigation measures,
  • define, predict and measure possible outcomes and effects.

Ways & Means

  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.