Mitigation of flammable and toxic hazards through facility design: Beyond code minimums
When handling flammable and toxic liquids, gases, and dusts, process facilities often must overcome numerous challenges to ensure a safe environment for their workers and neighbors. Production pressures, operational complexities, tight budgets, and an ever-changing regulatory landscape lead to challenges for the modern operating plant. By implementing engineering controls and assisting procedural controls, a facility’s design can be leveraged to mitigate many process hazards. Discussion will include Applicable Codes and Standards, implementation in a hazard analysis framework, mitigation technologies, and practical case studies.