Enhancing Facility Siting Studies with Process Hazard Analyses Paper
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When evaluating facilities for safety, facility siting studies are demonstrated to be very important in the oil and gas industry.

The benefits of facility siting are realized through fewer incidents, specifically those resulting in high consequences such as those with multiple fatalities. The OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM regulation requires Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) studies be performed to evaluate facility sites by producing a checklist to identify concerns. A PHA is not intended to be a substitute for a detailed facility siting study but rather a screening tool to identify critical hazards. There are a few factors that assist in determining whether a detailed facility siting study is necessary and those factors are: location of the building(s), process material (flammability and/or vaporization), dispersion characteristics and release scenario. This paper attempts to incorporate these factors into a facility specific checklist for PHAs and site visits for facility siting.

Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Irfan Shaikh, Jay Patel, Morgan Reed, Eric Peterson
  • All Authors: Jay Patel, Irfan Shaikh, Morgan Reed, Eric Peterson,
  • Title: Enhancing Facility Siting Studies with Process Hazard Analyses Paper
  • Event or Publication: Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center's 16th Annual International Symposium
  • Practice Areas: Risk Management
  • Date: 2013
  • Location: College Station, Texas