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Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout

Guidelines for Facility Siting and Layout

CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

ISBN: 978-0-470-92502-7 August 2010 198 Pages


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.



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.