Safe Insulation for equipments

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 08 Dec 2019
  • Location Abu Dhabi, English


Safe Insulation for equipments


Accident prevention and efficient production must go hand-in-hand in plant operations. The safe isolation of plant and equipment is essential to allow various processes to take place, such as: cleaning, maintenance, repair and modification. If isolation is not carried out correctly or the wrong isolation procedures are followed then serious harm could occur to persons and assets. Therefore, high standards of isolation and rigorous management control are required for plant isolation and reinstatement, particularly in major hazard industries.


This course provides isolation strategies and methods for establishing effective isolation of process systems. This will gain the participants with good understanding and consequent control of plant operations.



  • Describe why isolation is needed.
  • Explain the basic principles of common plant equipment
  • Describe the procedures of how a safe isolation should be carried out.
  • Identify and describe a range of lockout/ tagouts and when they should be implemented.
  • Describe how pipeline isolation is conducted.
  • Describe  the activities of draining, venting, purging & flushing
  • Describe how isolation is removed.



  • Plant Managers
  • Operation Staff
  • Process Staff
  • HSE Managers, Supervisors and technicians
  • Maintenance Managers, Engineers, Supervisors and technicians






§ Introduction

  • Why isolation?
  • Basic isolation procedure 
  • Energy sources and hazards
  • Overview of isolation hazards    
  • Non-process isolation hazards
  • General safety measures in plant


§ Plant Equipment

  • Stationery Equipment
  • Boiler
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Piping
  • Storage Tanks
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Pump
  • Compressor
  • Gas Turbine
  • Steam Turbine
  • Engines


§ Valve Overview

  • Valve Classification
  • Valve Types
  • Valve Selection
  • Valve Applications


§ Isolation Methods

  • Valves
  • Spades and spectacle plates
  • Physical disconnection
  • Squeeze Off
  • Foam bagging
  • Pipe plugs
  • Pipe Stoppers
  • Inflatable bags
  • Hot tapping and stoppling
  • Pigs                                   
  • Pipe freezing


§ Key Stages of Process Isolation                              

  • Hazard identification                                                    
  • Risk assessment and selection of isolation scheme   
  • Planning and preparation of equipment                     
  • Installation of the isolation                                           
  • Draining, venting, purging and flushing                       
  • Testing and monitoring effectiveness of the isolation  
  • Reinstatement of the plant


  • Pipeline Isolation Requirements
  • Introduction to Pipeline Systems
  • Whole pipeline Isolation
  • Localized Isolations
  • Cold cutting or drilling into pipelines
  • Isolation of pig traps


§ Draining, Venting, Purging & Flushing

  • Draining activitie
  • Bleeds and vents – hardware and operational issues
  • Venting or flaring activities
  • Purging activities
  • Flushing activities





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