The Oil & Gas sector relies on the efficient transportation, handling and processing of many hazardous and highly flammable chemical products. These operations generate hazardous levels of static electricity. The first line of defence for catastrophic ignition and explosions is proper grounding & static control measures.
Grounding is defined as electrical equipment connected directly to mother earth, or to some conducting body that serves in place of the earth, such as the steel frame of an oil drilling platform. Proper grounding is an essential for safely and reliably operating electrical systems. Improper grounding methodology has the potential to bring disastrous results from both an operational as well as a safety standpoint.
There are many different categories and types of grounding principles. This course covers proper grounding techniques for not only medium- and high-voltage systems but also low-voltage Instrument and Control Systems (IACS) that have been proven safe and reliable when employed in process control facilities.
The increased use of electrical and electronic equipment introduces risk of electromagnetic interference (EMI) problems to operations and performance.
As systems are added, they all contribute and could become susceptible to an intense electromagnetic environment (EME).
Controlling Static Hazards is the key to preventing combustible cloud explosions.
After Attending, You Will Have a Better Understanding of:
Oil & Gas Applications - Electrical Grounding Techniques
Pablo Diaz, Power Quality and Grounding Consultant, The Electricity Forum
SESSION 1: ELECTRICAL GROUNDING – SCOPE
SESSION 2: CLASSIFICATION OF VARIOUS GROUNDING STANDARDS. CODES AND RULES
SESSION 3: ELECTRICAL GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM
SESSION 4: CIRCUIT GROUNDING
SESSION 5: EQUIPMENT BONDING & GROUNDING
SESSION 6: EMERGENCY POWER SYSTEMS
SESSION 7: STATIC HAZARDS
SESSION 8: LIGHTNING PROTECTION FOR OIL INSTALLATIONS
SESSION 9: ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT GROUNDING
SESSION 10: TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUNDING IN PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS
SESSION 11: EMI ON ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
SESSION 12: TWO CASE HISTORIES:
Review of expectations
Questions and Answers
Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Finish: 4:30 p.m.