October 2007

Safety Guidelines/Plant Design

What can you do to enhance the safety of operations?

The US Chemical Safety Board's fatal blast report makes it imperative to take a serious look at your plant's loss prevention practices, particularly the instrumentation and sensors that provide critical information for prompt action

Bhullar, R. S., Fluor Daniel

After recent serious events, a lesson to all of us in the refinery business is to make a thorough review of the potential hazards with our processes, along with the design basis, the fundamental design of process control, safety and monitoring sensors that provide us with the critical information on which plant operators base their decisions and actions.These sometimes make the difference in meeting production targets or exacerbating potential dangerous situations. This article provides guidelines to proactively review your existing installations, fractionators and primary sensors to ensure that they provide correct information and do not downgrade plant safety. Also featured are guideline

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