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Hazards of Water

Hazards of Water


£149.00 price excludes VAT

Every year we see incidents related to water. Incidents such as operators being burned by high temperature water, fires being started from static water flows, and foam-overs occurring in tankage due to the presence of water. This course will help operators learn how to guard against water in feed tanks, in new suction line-ups and in units during start-ups.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • how water is used within process engineering
  • the potential threats and the possible causes
  • how to recognise the warning signs associated with water use, before accidents occur

Who is it for?

Process engineers, operators, supervisors, maintenance engineers and design engineers.

What do you get?

  • downloads of all modules (usually an hour each)
  • most modules have a FAQ section at the end 
  • digital copies of slides and supporting materials (PDF) 
  • e-certificate of attendance, including hours allocation for CPD purposes (on request) 

Course outline

Module 1 - The nature of water and its usage in process units

  • The nature of water and steam
  • Water in process units
    • Water and steam connections
    • Asphalt oxidising vessels, stills and tankage
    • Water in reflux drums
    • Controlled use of water
    • Pipe stills
    • Vacuum towers
    • Other fractionating towers
Module 2 -  Water in tankage and other water hazards
    • Water in tankage
      • Swing lines
      • Periodic draining of water in feed tanks
      • Bottom settings and water
      • Changing feed tanks
      • Processing crude oil
      • Tank foaming and boilovers
      • Water testing and water flooding
    • Other water hazards
      • Water as a source of air
      • Water as a static generator
      • Water-vapour fog
      • Water and acid
      • Water and fire fighting
      • Water and loading operations
      • Burn hazard from hot water
      • Drowning hazard
      • High pressure jet hazards
      • Archimede’s principle hazard

    Multiple-user fee

    If you have several people you want to train, take a look at our multiple-user option – allowing you to purchase the course for up to 10 individual users at a significantly reduced price of £819 + VAT.

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