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Introduction to Process Safety

Course Information:

Online 15 hours Flexi-date£1,950.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 4 days 28-Feb£3,650.00
London 4 days 27-Jun£3,650.00
London 4 days 14-Nov£3,650.00


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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



    • Define process safety and the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
    • Apply a simple model for analysing process safety incidents
    • Describe process safety hazards and risk
    • Describe the elements of a modern process safety management system and how such systems are organised
    • 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


    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

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