Specific Plant Systems and Equipment


About the Skill Module

This skill module covers several sections, including piping systems, storage facilities, pumps and compressors, heat exchangers, and pressure vessels.

Target Audience

Anyone who needs to work with process safety engineers; this would include facilities engineers, operations and maintenance supervisors, project engineers and managers, entry level process safety engineers, experienced professionals new to oil and gas, and anyone who needs a general understanding of the breadth of the process safety engineering discipline. Technical staff from insurance companies and regulatory agencies have found the course useful.

You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define the piping system and identify the components associated with it
  • Explain why piping systems have a high incident rate and identify its failure modes
  • Identify different types of flanges and their main types of failures
  • Analyze an incident to determine its failure modes and how they could have been eliminated
  • Discuss the main issues that arise from storage tanks
  • Classify the different types of storage facilities
  • Explain the vapor recovery system from roof tanks and issues that can arise with floating roof tanks
  • Classify the different types of atmospheric storage tanks and the potential types of fires that can arise from each type
  • Identify the types of pressurized storage and the main issues associated with it
  • Illustrate how loading trucks and rail cars are used to prevent loss of containment
  • Identify the causes of pump release
  • Classify and analyze the two main types of pumps and their issues
  • Discuss mechanical single seals and tandem seals and explain their functions
  • Identify the three main types of compressors and issues that can arise
  • Identify the main types of fired heaters
  • Discuss the issues that can occur with direct fired heaters
  • Explain how furnace tube failure can occur
  • Compare firetube and furnace fired heaters in regard to ignition and explosion
  • Identify the main types of heat exchangers and issues that can arise
  • Identify types of equipment within pressure vessels
  • List and explain the causes of pressure vessel release

Product Details




Process Facilities



Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




4.5 hours (approx.)