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Inherent safety aspects for layout design of a floating LNG facility


Xin, P and Ahmed, S and Khan, FI, Inherent safety aspects for layout design of a floating LNG facility, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2015, 31 May - 5 June 2015, St John's, Canada, pp. V010T11A022-2 - 8. ISBN 9780791856581 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2015 ASME

DOI: doi:10.1115/OMAE2015-41669


This article outlines the aspects of inherent safety for the topside layout design of a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility. An FLNG plant requires a compact design; meanwhile, it needs the safest layout to tackle multi-dimensional safety issues. Thus, the layout of the facility is a paramount factor for ensuring its safety in a cost effective way. Three layouts are proposed and evaluated from the inherent safety perspective. The layout of the process area is mainly focused due to its higher risks. Integrated inherent safety index, cost index and domino hazard index are used to evaluate the three layouts in quantitative terms. An optimal layout is finally chosen based on both inherent safety and cost performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Arctic engineering, cost effectiveness, costs, facilities, liquefied natural gas, safety engineering, safety factor, compact designs, cost performance, hazard indices, inherent safety, inherent safety index, layout designs, multi dimensional
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Engineering practice and education
Research Field:Risk engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction design
Objective Field:Industrial construction design
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120675
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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