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Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout

ISBN: 978-0-470-92501-0
198 pages
August 2010
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A resource for individuals responsible for siting decisions, this guidelines book covers siting and layout of process plants, including both new and expanding facilities. This book provides comprehensive guidelines in selecting a site, recognizing and assessing long-term risks, and the optimal lay out of equipment facilities needed within a site. The information presented is applicable to US and international locations.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction.

1.1 Objectives.

1.2 How To Use This Book.

1.3 Layers of Safety.

1.4 References.

2. Management Overview.

2.1 Implications of Siting and Layout.

2.2 Management of Risks.

2.3 Basis for Facility Siting and Layout.

2.4 Changing World.

3. Preparing for the Site Selection Process.

3.1 Project Description.

3.2 Assembling a Site Selection team.

3.3 Preliminary Site Size Determination.

3.4 Preliminary Hazard Screening.

3.5 Guidelines for the Survey and Data Collection Effort.

3.6 Environmental Control Issues.

4. Site Survey and Selection.

4.1 Information Required to Select a Site.

4.2 Transportation Issues.

4.3 Utilities.

4.4 Electrical and Communications Systems.

4.5 Environmental Controls.

4.6 Fire, Safety, and Security.

4.7 Site Features.

4.8 Multi-Chapter Example.

5. Site and Plant layout.

5.1 General.

5.2 The Site.

5.3 Block Layout Methodology.

5.4 Spacing Tables.

5.5 Utilities.

5.6 Electrical and Control Facilities.

5.7 Process.

5.8 Outside Battery Limits (OSBL).

5.9 Tank Storage.

5.10 Occupied and Critical Structures.

5.11 Multi-Chapter Example.

6. Equipment Layout and Spacing.

6.1 Spacing Tables.

6.2 general.

6.3 Single- and Multilevel Structures.

6.4 Enclosed Process Units.

6.5 Layout and Spacing to Minimize Vapor Cloud Explosion Effects.

6.6 Relative Location pf Equipment.

6.7 Equipment with Air Intakes.

6.8 Equipment-to-Equipment Separation Distances.

6.9 Multi-Chapter Example.

7. Optimize the layout.

7.1 Layout Method Review.

7.2 Layout Issues Resolution.

7.3 The Right Answer.

8. Case Histories.

Appendix A. Typical Spacing Tables.

Appendix B. Site Selection Data Requirement List.




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Author Information

The CENTER FOR CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY (CCPS), an industry technology alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has been a world leader in developing and disseminatinginformation on process safety management and technology since 1985. CCPS has published over 80 books in its process safety guidelines and process safety concepts series. For more information, visit www.ccpsonline.org.
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