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Research report: hazard analysis for offshore carbon capture platforms and offshore pipelines
Research report: hazard analysis for offshore carbon capture platforms and offshore pipelines

1st September 2013

Organisation(s): Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), Energy Institute, Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 hubs, CO2 transport, Health, safety and environment, Use and storage (CCUS)

The intention of this publication is to provide a basic guide for the health and safety hazard analysis for offshore management of CO2 pipelines and platforms, where CO2 will be present as a part of carbon capture and storage (CCS) installations; communicate existing knowledge on pipeline and offshore facility design and operation; and identify areas of uncertainty where existing knowledge cannot be applied with sufficient confidence, considering the scale and nature of expected CCS operations in the future.

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High level framework for process safety management
High level framework for process safety management

1st December 2010

Organisation(s): Energy Institute

Topic(s): Engineering and project delivery, Health, safety and environment

Process safety management (PSM) is a major issue for the energy industry, with many organisations looking to adopt a more holistic and systematic approach to assuring the integrity of their operations.

The Energy Institute (EI) Process Safety Committee (PSC) identified a benefit in promoting a common high-level framework for PSM across the energy industry sectors. EI High level framework for process safety management ('PSM Framework') provides a simple and systematic approach suitable for organisations large and small across the energy industry sectors, defining the key things organisations need to get right in order to assure the integrity of their operations incorporating technical, maintenance, operational, and human and organisational factors.

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Good plant design and operation for onshore carbon capture installations and onshore pipelines: a recommended practice guidance document
Good plant design and operation for onshore carbon capture installations and onshore pipelines: a recommended practice guidance document

1st September 2010

Organisation(s): Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), Energy Institute, Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 capture, CO2 transport, Use and storage (CCUS)

Published jointly by the Energy Institute and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute. This new title is an essential guide for engineers, managers, procurement specialists and designers working on global carbon capture and storage projects.

This document provides:

  • an overview of CCS technology including what plant equipment is novel and what is currently in use within the CCS or other industries;
  • an in depth guide to carbon dioxide to broaden the readers understanding of the material and its health and safety issues;
  • key design features of plant and pipelines for carbon dioxide service including experience gained from the industrial gases sector; and
  • key operational information for plant and pipelines for carbon dioxide service including experience gained from the industrial gases sector to ensure that your operating practices take into account the latest operational experiences from carbon dioxide plant.

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Technical guidance on hazard analysis for onshore carbon capture installations and onshore pipelines
Technical guidance on hazard analysis for onshore carbon capture installations and onshore pipelines

1st September 2010

Organisation(s): Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), Energy Institute, Global CCS Institute

Topic(s): Carbon capture, CO2 hubs, CO2 transport, Health, safety and environment, Use and storage (CCUS)

This document sets out the methodology for implementing appropriate hazard analysis for carbon dioxide related hazards on onshore carbon capture installations and pipelines. Users will be able to review potential projects and assess the hazards and likely frequency of those hazards through the appropriate use of frequency data. Project engineers will them be able to understand the consequences of any loss of carbon dioxide containment by modelling the dispersion of the carbon dioxide. These concentrations, when combined with the HSE’s parameters for occupational exposure to carbon dioxide indicate the likely level of harm arising from an intentional or accidental release of carbon dioxide. The document includes:

  • hazard and risk analysis for carbon dioxide systems onshore;
  • failure frequency data sources for carbon dioxide;
  • detailed guidance on using currently available commercial dispersion models for carbon dioxide;
  • fatal area predictions using SLOT/SLOD data and dispersion modelling; and
  • gaps and uncertainties in carbon dioxide hazard analysis.

It is an essential new guide for modellers, engineers and health & safety specialists working on global carbon capture and storage projects.

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