Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment



Risk Assessment & Manage m ent in Industrial Plants
(Risk Assessment within Production Operations)


Course Title
Risk Assessment & Management in Industrial Plants (Risk Assessment within Production Operation)

Course Date/ Venue
July 15-19, 2006 / Emirates B, Sheraton Deira Hotel, Dubai , UAE

Course Reference

Course Duration
Five days

Course Description
The escape of toxic methyl isocyanate vapour from the Union Carbide India Limited plant at Bhopal in India on December 1984 was the most serious process plant incident in history, causing thousands of deaths and m any tens of thousands of severe injuries, m any of the m causing per m anent incapacity. This and th e e xplosion at the Phillips Petroleu m polyethylene plant at Pasadena on 23 October 1989, which killed 23 people and injured hundreds more, alerted m anage m ent and govern m ents to the need for much more than traditional occupational safety and health programs to provide safety for those working in, or living around, process plants.

Loss prevention is not only concerned with incidents that cause injury to people. It covers all for m s of loss, including da mage to the environment and property, and interruption to production caused by m ajor failures of a plant, even when there is no injury to people or da m age to the surroundings. Avoidance or m ini m ization of the risks of all these types of incident is e m braced by the field of Industrial Plant Risk and Reliability Management.

There are many reasons why organizations may be concerned with managing their risks. These range from avoidance of injury or the cost of replacing damaged equipment, to such matters as maintaining a good public image or avoiding legal claims or prosecution of senior managers for negligence.

This course is designed to cover latest techniques in risk management ( the systematic approach to identifying hazards, assessing the risks from each, and targeting resources to prevent accidents), and reliability management in industrial plants.

Course Objectives
Upon the successful completion of the course, participants should be able to:

•  Understand the consequences of major accidents in terms of fire, explosion, toxic releases and their costs.

•  Recognize the difference between hazard, risk and risk management.

•  Identify hazards, evaluate levels of risk, and use a standardized rating process.

•  Understand and implement risk assessment techniques in process industry.

•  Identify frequency of risk assessments, schedule them, and identify who should conduct risk assessments & management

•  Understand the root cause analysis and provision of examples of actual accidents.

•  Utilize the quantified risk assessment "QRA" technique.

•  Utilize the risk and cost-benefit analysis resource allocation for production, maintenance and safety.

•  Apply the advanced risk management techniques to new projects and current activities.

•  Develop a strategy for planning and implementing risk reduction action plans.

Who Should Attend
This training program is intended for all safety and reliability management specialists, managers, engineers, and personnel responsible for the safety of the process plant.

Course Certificate
Petrolab Engineering certificate will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of 75% of the total tuition hours of the course.

Course Fee
US$ 2,950 per delegate. This rate includes Participant's Pack (Folder, Manual, Hand-outs, etc.), buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.

Accommodation is not included in course fees. However, any accommodation required can be arranged by Petrolab Engineering at the time of booking.

Course Instructor
Mr. Michael Roach ( UK )…. More

Course Coordinator
Ms. Florabel Mateo: Tel: +971 2 6277405, Fax: +971 2 6277407, Email:

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