Isolation methodology ensures safe, flexible facilities

11/18/2002
The isolation methodology discussed in this article ensures that an oil production facility can continue to operate or remain pressurized while discrete sections of the facility are taken out of service for maintenance or inspection.This methodology requires careful analysis not only from the point of view of the process but also from safety and maintenance considerations. Equipment must be isolated with sufficient integrity to provide a safe working environment for personnel and the methodology must include the entire plant including utilities and any package equipment. Click here to enlarge imageThe MLN oil and gas production facilities under development in Algeria by Burlington Resour...
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