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General Layout

  • Engineers and technicians involved in Oil & Gas projects.
  • Gain practical knowledge of equipment layout elaboration and review.
  • Produce the equipment layout of a project, taking into account all constraints imposed by the various disciplines, as well as suppliers, site infrastructure, regulations and company standards.
  • Optimize layout and prepare for management review.
Les + pédagogiques
  • Various examples taken from refining/chemical projects.
  • Sharing of participants' experience, documents, methods and standards.
  • Participants to review existing documents, methods and standards, and develop their own arrangement on practical cases.

Preliminary layout 1 jour
  • Regulatory aspects Main European regulations for: safety distances, noise, environment. International standards
  • Use of Blocks Schemes, Process Flow Diagrams and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams.
  • General layout between units/inside unit: process units, storage facilities (retention areas, tanks, LPG spheres), utilities (cooling towers, waste water treatment, flare network), technical buildings (control room, electrical substations, instrument rack-rooms, analyzer shelters, laboratories, maintenance buildings and workshops, changing rooms), administrative buildings (offices, medical buildings, cafeteria).
  • Site access (road, rail, sea).
Layout criteria and constraints 1 jour
  • Review of constraints generated by the different actors: associated layout criteria.
  • Health, Safety and Environmental constraints
  • Location of naked flame: flares, furnaces and boilers. Area classification.
  • Integration of the results of Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) (radiation, overpressure, toxicity, dispersion) Safety distances.
  • Access, Egress, Escape and Rescue :structures at height, congested areas, access of rescue team.
  • Fire fighting equipment layout. Fire zones.
  • Health (cooling towers and legionella, ergonomics). Noise concerns at fence.
  • Maintainability: lifting and storage area, access to equipment.
  • Site circulation: management of vehicle flows (cars, trucks, railcars), forbidden access/areas to vehicle.
  • Planning and scheduling: data availability at each project stage, management of Holds and Change Requests.
Plot plan reviews 0.5 jour
  • Design reviews: operability, maintainability constructability (methods, planning and scheduling).
  • Final layout (including validated actions from reviews or equipment supplier data).
  • Use of 3D models.
Layout optimization 0.5 jour
  • Inter-unit optimization: above-ground networks (pipe-racks, pipeways, cable trays), underground networks (drains, sewers, firewater ringmain).
  • Storage areas optimization: atmospheric tanks, LPG/LNG storage.
  • Optimization of paved areas: draining areas and segregation, waste water treatment.
  • Specificity of packages or integrated modules/skids.