#1305 - Safety in Process Design and Relief System Design

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the issues associated with the process design of a facility, developing “inherently safer” designs, an understanding of the Code requirements for relief valves, the types of relief devices and the methodology for determining the relief flows, sizing relief devices, and handling the relief streams.  Extensive case studies are offered that discuss incidents in the process industry that demonstrate how process design, management of change, and inadequate safeguards have all contributed to major accidents.  Examples are also provided for determining relief loads and sizing single and two-phase relief devices.

Who Should Attend

New graduates who wish to gain an understanding of practical process design issues. Also, individuals who manage and perform process design and process hazard evaluations or risk assessments for operating facilities, coordinate project activities, or require an understanding of relief system design.

Course Description

Part 1 - Fundamentals

Part 2 - Equipment Design and Operation

Part 3 - Relief Systems

Supplementary Workshops  (To be included as time permits and depending on the interests of course participants)

Part 4 - Plant Design and Operation

Part 5 - Modifications

Part 6 - Overview of Risk Assessment

Supplementary Workshops (To be included as time permits and depending on the interests of course participants)

Case Study 1 - "Waste Water Tank" Explosion
Case Study 2 - Issues Surrounding Potential Phosgene Plant Acquisition
Case Study 3 - Bhopal
Case Study 4 - Flixborough
Case Study 5 - Feyzin
Case Study 6 - CO2 Storage Tank Incident

Course Duration

5 days