Environmental Loads in the North Sea – The Missing Piece in the MAH Jigsaw

Additional Info

  • Practice Areas: Structural and Fluid Engineering; Facility Hazards and Risks
  • Event or Publication: Event
  • Title: Hazards 26
  • All Authors: David Sanderson
  • Geosyntec Authors: David Sanderson
  • Citation: Edinburgh, Scotland on May 24-26, 2016
  • Date: 2016
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Type: Presentation

MMI Engineering (MMI), a division of Geosyntec, will present a paper and poster at Hazards 26 in Edinburgh, Scotland on May 24-26, 2016.

David Sanderson (England) will present his paper, "Environmental Loads in the North Sea – The Missing Piece in the MAH Jigsaw" which examines work performed to predict the frequency of fixed jacket structure failures for a variety of structural types. The paper addresses what extent Spouge's guidance on quantitative risk assessments (QRA) is conservative for North Sea jackets. It goes on to present a method by which specific major structural elements may be identified as Safety Critical Elements (SCEs), as per the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) regulations, and concludes by presenting a framework within which the SCEs can be managed.

The poster presentation, which was co-authored by Ian Herbert (England) and Graham Boaler (England), is based on their paper entitled "Guidance on Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Materials for Process and Storage Plant and Equipment." The poster addresses the lack of a single resource to provide details on the selection, specification, installation/application and inspection/maintenance of PFP materials. It will also touch upon a new guide that the Energy Institute is putting together, which will enable process safety and asset management practitioners to better understand the different uses of PFP materials and their management requirements.

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