Oil, Gas & Chemical Safety

Of the high-risk industries, oil, gas & chemical industries are among the most hazardous process industries. The process safety involves with the development and implementation of risk control systems, procedures and technologies to manage operations and processes to minimise risk pertaining to exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbons as well as the manufacture of various other chemicals. Among the various possible hazards, the major hazards are fire, explosion, and toxic release. Of these three hazards, fire is the most frequent but explosion is more important in terms of damage potential, often leading to fatalities and property loss. Past incidents involving hydrocarbons and chemicals have not only caused huge loss of life and property but also have caused major environmental pollution. Hence, oil and gas and chemical safety assume paramount importance.