A scenario recently came up in one of our HAZOP / LOPA studies that made me question how well our industry risk assesses utility systems.
One of the challenges in relief valve sizing is ensuring the stability of the relief valve.
A pressure relief device is the last layer of defense in chemical plants, refineries, and upstream facilities. Documentation of relief system design is required by OSHA to ensure safe plant operation.
An important part of Process Safety Information (PSI) is verifying your Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Electrical Area Classification (EACs), and Facility Sitings are current and accurate.
The point of education is not just to learn facts or be able solve math problems, but to develop skills that make us better, more well-rounded individuals. So, with that said, the next time that a recent college or high school graduate complains about having had to learn, “things they will never use again,” remind them that the critical thinking and reasoning skills that they developed are more important than the actual information they had to study.
The benefits of trying drone technology far outweigh the risks, and with ever increasing pressure on cutting costs, drones provide a unique opportunity to improve productivity and deliver cost savings.
There is a crucial difference between looking at your P&IDs and reading your P&IDs. When was the last time you sat down and actually read your P&IDs? Have you taken the time to go line-by-line and understand what the P&IDs are depicting? We can imagine your answers to these questions, so next ask yourself, —…