Introduction to Oil and Gas HSE Process Safety

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Who should attend?

  • Technical, commercial and management staff that require a high level technical overview of process safety in the hydrocarbon processing industry
  • Personnel within the industry
  • Technical support staff entering the industry
  • Technical staff who want to expand their understanding of the industry
  • Anyone who would like to develop a broad understanding of process safety

Learning Objectives

The final objective at the end of the course is to create a broad understanding of the tools and problem solving techniques used in process safety. The delegates should achieve the following four key learning outcomes:

  1. Understand what process safety is and the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
  2. Have applied a simple model for analysing process safety incidents
  3. Have a broad understanding of process safety hazards and risk
  4. Learn how process safety management is organised and what are the elements of a modern process safety management system

Course Content

Hazards of Hydrocarbon

  • Hazards of the Loss of Containment of Liquid Hydrocarbons
  • Hydrocarbon Gas Leaks – Dispersion and Detection
  • Hydrocarbon Ignition
  • Hydrocarbon Fires
  • Hydrocarbon Explosions

Importance of Process Safety

  • Importance of process safety
  • Process safety in design
  • Asset integrity
  • A review of some of the major process safety incidents in the industry and Lessons learned
  • Using incident data to make risk-based decisions

Process Safety Protection systems

  • Inherently Safe Design (ISD)
  • Active protection systems
  • Passive protection systems
  • Procedural protective systems
  • Layers of Protection

Process Monitoring and Control

  • Fire and Gas Detection
  • Alarm systems
  • SIL levels and safety instrumented systems
  • Control loops e.g. anti-surge control
  • Shutdown and Suppression systems