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Basic Process Design

Once the process route has been decided, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) are created which show the main pieces of process equipment and where material is flowing. The basic design conditions are likely to be known at this point, such as operating temperatures and pressures.

The design of the main pieces of process equipment will have been chosen by this stage.

Depending on the project, there may still be a number of options for consideration at this point, taking into account economic, practical, and safety matters to decide on the best overall design.

As only basic design parameters are known at this point, a HS2 Hazard Study 2 , or HazID Hazard Identification Study can be carried out at this stage. See HS2 definition.

What =Method can do for you

  • Provide experienced study facilitators for HS2 (HazID) studies.
  • Train and give mentoring support to aspiring study leaders.
  • Train hazard study team members – our hazard study for team members course runs publically, or can be run in-house to prepare your team for carrying out a hazard study 2 or 3.

=Method does not carry out process design, but can assist clients in selecting a suitable design partner.

Process Safety Lifecycle

SIL Determination

Most recent projects for Basic Process Design

A Process Risk Assessment 2 (PRA2) study and associated report for a new herbicide process, with raw material supply from isotankers. The PRA2 was carried out by a multi-disciplinary team comprising representatives from the client and =Method with experience in Process Engineering, Process Operations, Project Engineering and Project Management, Chemistry, and Process Safety. The project was executed in accordance with =Method Safety Plan and followed the client's own PRA procedures.

Industry: Agrochemical
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

Hazard Study

Industry: Chemical
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

=Method facilitated a HS2 for a new, novel chemical process. The completion of this HazID identified key information required for HazOp, and ultimately saved significant time at the HazOp stage as a number of key safety concerns had already been addressed.

Industry: Chemical
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

Risk assessment of Burner Management System using Fault Tree Analysis.

Industry: Mining / Metal / Cement
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

A HazID for a fuel storage system improvement project was completed, identifying key actions regarding equipment placement, ensuring that changes could be made early in the design process with minimal financial impact.

Industry: Military / Aviation
Topic: Hazard Study 2 - Hazard Identification

View all of our recent projects here

Process Safety Consultancy

=Method's specialist, expert consultants support industries across the entire Process Safety Lifecycle. If you need help please contact us.

Process Safety Training

=Method delivers Process Safety training in public venues, In-house and online. See more about how we deliver training here.

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