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HAZOP Study for two Petrochemical Facilities

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ESC was commissioned by a leading petrochemical company to conduct a Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) for two facilities located in Guangzhou and Fujian, China.

About the Project

The client was developing a 340,000m³ oil storage facility in Quanzhou, in the southeastern Chinese Province of Fujian. As part of the regulatory requirements, the client engaged ESC to carry out a desktop review of two HAZOP studies of two storage terminals.

The Guangzhou terminal comprises of 160,000 m3 oil tanks and 180,000-m3 distillate tanks, afflicted by a 100,000-DWT petrochemical jetty.

Fujian Titan Petrochemical Storage Development comprises of 90,000-m3 chemical terminal and two supportive jetties.

Our Approach

The methodology adopted for the HAZOP study was in line with those used or proposed by the international major oil companies and US AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).

ESC conducted the HAZOP study in accordance with client requirements, World Bank standards, and various internationally recognised codes and practices, identifying potential hazards and operating difficulties in the two facilities.


ESC’s process safety specialists presented the HAZOP team’s recommendations and suggestions for improvements to the process, based on the site’s experience and on recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices as well as recommendations to specific areas on how the facility could deviate from the design intent and control or reduce exposure to toxic chemicals.

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