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Safety in Process Design

December 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - December 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm


At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understanding different aspects of process design that influence process safety
  • Appreciate inherently safer design for the entire process plant operation
  • Evaluate mechanical integrity of process equipment
  • Identify hazards associated with process fluids regarding impact on material degradation
  • Follow code requirments for sizing relief valves to handle relief stream
  • Operate emergency de-pressuring systems (EDP) in case of fire and gas explosion.

Course Outlines


Overview of Safety in Process Design

  • Definitions
  • Overview of historical Incidents
  • Elements of Process Safety
  • Risk Identification and Safety Analysis
  • Process Hazard Analysis
  • Elimination of Hazard through Process Design
  • Prevention of Human Error though Process Control and Monitoring


Inherently Safer Design

  • Inherently Safer Design Methodology
  • Pre-Design and Design Phases
  • Materials of Construction and Optimized Fabrication
  • Hazard Associated with Process Fluids and Chemical Reactions
  • Corrosion, Erosion and Material Degradation
  • Leakage and Loss of Primary Containment
  • Dispersion of Hydrocarbon Release
  • Flammability of Chemicals


Safety of Process Equipment

  • Hazard Associated with Process Equipment
  • Safety Consideration in Reactor Design
  • Design Procedure for Safety of Pressure Vessels, Storage Tanks, Reactors, Heat Exchangers
  • Venting of Tanks and vessels Codes, Standards and best Practices
  • Piping System Design and Safety
  • Assessment of Material Degradation during In-Life Cycle
  • Monitoring, Testing and Inspection.


Design of Pressure Relief Systems

  • Design of Safety Valves
  • Operation of Pressure Relief System
  • Calculation and Sizing of Relief Loads of Pressure Relief Systems
  • Pressure Relief Valves vs. Rupture Discs
  • Codes, Standards and Best Practices
  • Specifics of Pressure Relief Systems for Pumps, Compressors, Turbines
  • Process Plant Disposal Systems
  • Disposal Hazards, Risk Assessment and Environmental Factors


Process Monitoring and Control

  • Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Process Plant Monitoring and Control System: SCADA
  • Emergency De-Pressuring Systems (EDP)
  • Prevention of Fire and Gas or Dust Explosions
  • Safety Consideration in Plant Layout and Equipment Spacing
  • Management of Change and Integrity Operation Window
  • Plant Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Procedures
  • Final Conclusions


December 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am
December 17, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
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