- Print ISBN 9780323299633
- Electronic ISBN 9780323311465
Plant Design and Operations provides practical guidance to do with the design, operation and maintenance of process facilities. The book is based on years of hands-on experience gathered during the design and operation of a wide range of facilities in many different types of industry including chemicals, refining, offshore oil and gas, and pipelines. The material in the book will help managers, engineers, operators and maintenance specialists with advice and guidance that can be used right away in working situations.
The contents of each chapter provide information and guidance that can be used immediately. For example, the chapter on Energy Control Procedures describes seven levels of positive isolation — ranging from a closed block valve all the way to double block and bleed with line break. The Safety in Design chapter describes topics such as area classification, fire protection, stairways and platforms, fixed ladders, emergency showers, lighting and alarms.
Other areas covered in detail by the book include security, equipment and transportation. A logical, practical guide to maintenance task organization is provided, from conducting a Job Hazards Analysis to the issue of a work permit, and to the shutdown and isolation of equipment. Common hazards are covered in detail, including flow problems, high pressure, corrosion, power failure, and many more.
• Provides information to managers, engineers, operators and maintenance personnel which is immediately applicable to their operations.
• Supported by useful, real-world examples and experience from a wide range of facilities and industries.
• Includes guidance on occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene and personal protective equipment.