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Facility Siting Hazards Analysis Techniques

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Learn what you need to do to satisfy the hazards analysis portion of OSHA facility siting requirements using either a consequence or risk-based approach. This technical course is designed for the process safety professional who performs facility siting studies. Students should bring a calculator or computer.

API RP 752, 753 and 756: Facility Siting Regulations and Compliance is also available the same week.


Who Should Attend this course?
  • Those who must perform facility siting hazard analyses
  • Those who review facility siting hazard analyses performed by others
  • Those who supervise engineers that perform facility siting hazard analyses
what will i learn in this course?
  • Know how to apply techniques for calculating the effects from fire and toxic hazards, including evaluating the vulnerability of personnel evacuations
  • Know how to apply blast curve techniques for calculating vapor cloud explosions, pressure vessel bursts, boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions and chemical runaway or decomposition reactions.
  • Understand when more detailed analysis techniques such as Computational Fluid Dynamics may be of benefit.
  • Understand how blast loads are applied to buildings
  • Learn about different dynamic analysis methods including material properties and response criteria
  • Review different building types and understand their specific vulnerabilities to blast loads
  • Understand the tools and methods used to evaluate potential building damage from explosions using dynamic analysis techniques.
  • Understand non-structural and window glass fragment hazards including basic mitigation techniques
DURATION: 2 days

Dates & Locations

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Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Process Hazards Fundamentals Important to Facility Siting
  • Explosion Hazards Analysis Techniques
  • Fire Hazards Analysis Techniques
  • Toxic Hazards Analysis Techniques
  • Quantitative Risk Assessments
  • Workshops performing Explosion, Fire and Toxic Hazards Calculations
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Structural Hazards Analysis Techniques
    • Applied Blast Loads
    • Material Strengths and Response Criteria
    • Dynamic Analysis Methods
  • Building Types and Damage Examples
  • Design Applications and Upgrades
  • Windows Doors and Non-Structural Hazards
  • Facility Siting Myths


Mr. Greg Knight - Technical Manager, Process Hazards / Advanced Engineering Division, ABS Consulting

Mr. Ben Harrison - Director, Structural Hazards / Advanced Engineering Division, ABS Consulting

Mr. Johnny Waclawczyk - Director, Operations

Mr. Chris Leboeuf, P.E. - Technical Manager, Structural Hazards / Advanced Engineering Division, ABS Consulting

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