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- The process safety goals of equipment layout are to design a workplace that will minimize the risk of injuries, environmental damage, overall property damage, and related business interruption resulting from potential toxic releases, fires, and explosions. To design and build the new unit within cost and schedule constraints. Balancing all of the goals: health, safety, environmental, cost, and schedule while keeping in mind the lifecycle of the unit and the operational goals. Typical separation distances between various elements in open-air process facilities. These distances are based on historical and current data from refining, petrochemical, chemical, and insurance sectors. The separation distances cited are based on potential fire consequences.
- Reference: CCPS: Guidelines for Facility Sitting and Layout
- Technical Tools/Facilities/Plant Layout