Care of rotating equipment

25th November 2011, De Vere Daresbury Park Hotel, Daresbury

Machinery and rotating equipment working in a high hazard installation introduce additional hazards to the operating facility.

Many of these hazards are inherently hidden due to the design and function of the equipment with the risks poorly understood. The presentation to this forum outlines how the qualitative assessment process developed within the process chemical industry has evolved to meet the requirements of changing legislation for more quantifiable assessment of risk.

Regulations such as PUWER, DSEAR and COMAH require operators of facilities to carry out risk assessments to demonstrate ‘safety’ and introduce requirements for robustness against concepts of expected and rare failures.

The process described shows how the risks of the overall system can be evaluated with the quantified contribution of aspects of design, operating and maintenance processes, and protective systems. The complementary contributions of these systems and procedures then can be evaluated to reveal the dependence of the machine system on these systems for overall safety. The safety integrity of the whole system is examined with the contribution of the protective systems and mitigation measures quantified.

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