Best Simulation Practices That Ensure Terminal Safety and Reliability (eBook)

Published Date

January 2006

Best Simulation Practices That Ensure Terminal Safety and Reliability (eBook)

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This paper describes the design principles behind the development of a proprietary simulation product. (12pp)

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Honeywell has captured several best practices that have proven effective in ensuring terminal safety and reliability. Simulation has been a critical component in visualizing the future dynamic behavior of the process and control systems. This has allowed engineers to make well informed decisions about the safety and reliability of their plant assets during the design stage when most of the capital investments decisions are made. Similarly, operators have prepared themselves for safe and reliable initial operation while evolving their procedures through repetitive plant simulations long before any product is offloaded in close proximity to people, communities and the environment.

Through various project phases of plant simulation, reliability teams can methodically apply best simulation practices to assess dynamic plant behavior, improve on operational weaknesses and confirm asset readiness in meeting their operational objectives. The results have been:
- Process equipment safely perform within their design limits while avoiding bottlenecks throughout the entire operating regime
- Controls are proven to help the operator regulate plant conditions within safe bounds while safety systems provide the ultimate protection for process upsets,
- Operating procedures are developed to smoothly accelerate production to profitable operations and HAZOPs are developed to handle emergencies,
- Operators have prepared for operation after being introduced to the plant process, control/safety strategies and operating procedures

Paper Delivered by:
Peter Henderson (Honeywell Process Solutions)
Sylvain Castonguay (Honeywell Process Solutions)

Prepared for:
Gastech Abu Dhabi 2006

For over 45 years, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG market. This world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for gas and LNG professionals, where the global industry gathers to do business.

Gastech hosts major IOCs, NOC’s, global utility companies, EPC contractors, shipbuilders, pipeline companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology and service providers, all who play an active role in the global energy value chain.

Title: Best Simulation Practices That Ensure Terminal Safety and Reliability (eBook)
Product Code: 4433g117
Published Date: January 2006

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