Safety in Storage & Loading Operation

SEC/SAFETYSTO

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a better understanding of product and equipment risks in order to increase safety behavior in storage and discharge operations.
Audience :
  • Operating personnel (engineers, shift leaders and/or operators) in refineries and petrochemical/chemical plants and any staff involved in operations (maintenance, SHE department).

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • E-learning: PRODUCTS HAZARDS - PREVENTION & OPERATING PRECAUTIONS

    Module 1 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

      • Vocabulary and safety figures.
      • Potential hazards in facilities.
      • Product hazards classification.
  • Module 2 - FLAMMABILITY

      • Combustion phenomenon.
      • Ignition sources and consequences of a combustion.
      • Preventive measures against ignition risks.
  • Module 3 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

      • Products toxicity.
      • Some substances features.
      • Chemical risk prevention.
  • Module 4 - FLUIDS BEHAVIOR

      • Pressure in a vessel.
      • Consequences of adding heat to a substance.
      • Consequences of removing heat to a substance.
  • TRAINING SESSION (4 days)

    PRODUCTS HAZARDS: PREVENTION & OPERATING PRECAUTIONS

      • Case studies involving product risks analyzed in subgroups, in order to strengthen concepts included in the e-learning. Share ideas with entire group. Lessons learned.
  • PLANT RELATED RISKS - SAFEGUARDING EQUIPMENT

      • Atmospheric and under pressure storage tanks: different kinds of construction, compressive and vacuum strength, safeguarding equipment (vents, relief valve, hydraulic safety shut-off valves, positive safety valves, etc.).
      • Safety in tank storage operation. Typical incidents.
      • Loading/unloading tank truck, tank wagon, oil tanker, etc.: loading station layout (top or bottom), safe automation and facilities, vapor recovery.
  • SAFETY IN STORAGE TANKS COMMISSIONING & DECOMMISSIONING OPERATIONS

      • Successive stages: utilities used (nitrogen, water, air, gas oil, etc.).
      • Draining-blowdown: depressurization, degassing, inerting.
      • Lockout/Tag-out procedure: blinding, ventilation, confined space entry.
      • Works permits: endorsement and responsibilities.
      • Commissioning and start-up.
  • HUMAN BEHAVIOR & SAFETY CONTROL

      • Strict discipline: understanding and compliance with procedure, safety barriers, risk of routine.
      • Employees' involvement: commitment and responsibility.
      • Risk level assessment: accident, near miss, unsafe acts.
      • Field agents: safety department, medical department, health safety and working conditions committees.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify and rank the risks inherent to the products handled and stored, and to the equipment used for chemical and oil storage,
  • measure the possible consequences on safety, health and the environment,
  • apply preventive recommended measures,
  • adopt the most appropriate behavior in accordance with the risks.

Ways & Means

  • Workshop: decommissioning and commissioning procedure for a typical unit selected based on trainees’ origins (atmospheric tanks, under pressure storage, recovery unit, etc.).
  • Case studies and analysis of incidents and accidents.