5 Steps for an Effective
Fire & Gas System Philosophy
A Fire & Gas System (FGS) philosophy provides a solid foundation for the design of an effective gas detection system, which in turn helps protect plant and personnel from gas releases and resulting flammable and/or toxic effects. An FGS philosophy for a process facility that is not fit for purpose or does not have a firm auditable basis can increase the likelihood of undetected leaks incurring risk to personnel or unnecessary expenses for the company. Under-engineering a gas detection system has safety implications, while over-engineering has commercial implications such as increasing capital and maintenance costs without significantly reducing risk.
Prioritizing Fired Equipment Upgrades Using Screening Checklists

Company managers are often faced with deciding which projects and actions items should take precedence at their facilities. If no action is taken or there are unknown issues, unaware personnel could be at risk. On the other hand, a full gap assessment on every piece of equipment can be an enormous undertaking and significant expenditure, and this level of detail may be premature. A screening checklist provides a balanced solution for identifying potential areas of deficiency and prioritizing those areas. It can also serve as a conceptual Basis of Design (BOD) for a potential upgrade/replacement project and may support an order of magnitude cost estimate for the subsequent project stage.
The Purpose of Performing a PHA

The ISA/IEC 61511 Safety Life Cycle starts with a Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and a Risk Assessment. What is a PHA? Why do we do it?  
Best Practices to Ensure My Risk Assessment is Trustworthy - March 9th, 2022
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