Lessons Learned From Facility Siting Studies

Connolley, D., BP Products North America
Fischer, R., TOTAL Petrochemicals Inc.

Siting of process plant buildings and essential process personnel has long been a delicate balance of the recognizing and identifying the risk associated with the proximity of people to process related hazards and implementing effective and practical solutions to reduce the risk. In the past few years, there have been several standards related to facility siting revised and published – including the CCPS “Guidelines for Facility Siting, 2nd Edition”, and many corporations and facilities have started to implement these revised practices. This session will focus on experiences in implementing revised facility siting practices , including development of enterprise-wide strategies for complying with the revised standard; revisions to company internal standards on facility siting – the process, what changes were made and why; application of revised facility siting standards to existing facilities – what worked and what didn’t, what changes were required, description of facilities that “passed” under older guidance, but is considered at higher risk under the revised standards; and early results of trial implementation of new or revised facility siting guidance.



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