Inherent Safety & Design Optimisation
Oracle Risk Consultants have been involved in many hazardous facility designs, from concept, through front end and detailed design.
We are able to optimise the design to ensure maximum inherent safety at minimal cost. Often more facilities (valves, detectors, etc) require more maintenance which then leads to additional safety risk. The ORC approach is therefore to minimise facilities and hence minimise CAPEX, OPEX and safety risk.
We have preformed many design and safety reviews that have resulted in optimised layouts and reductions in overall equipment required. This includes segregation of hazardous and safe areas, minimisation of the number of ESD valves, deletion of blowdown and fire-fighting systems (eg. on not-normally manned facilities), minimisation of passive fire protection, etc.