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HAZard and OPerability (HAZOP) study IOCL ATF Pipeline between Jatani (Bhubaneshwar) Marketing Terminal and Bhubaneshwar AFS

Indian Oil Corporation Limited has the largest integrated petroleum products supply chain in India. It comes under the ownership of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. Indian Oil Corporation Limited Operates over a network of about 13000 km long crude oil, petroleum product and gas pipelines with a throughput capacity of 93.7 MMTPA of oil and 9.5 MMSCMD of gas. Cross-country pipelines are globally acknowledged as the safest, cost-effective, energy-efficient and environment-friendly mode for transportation of natural gas, crude oil, water, petrochemical and petroleum products.

This HAZOP study considers the Facilities related to ATF Pipeline between Jatani (Bhubaneshwar) Marketing Terminal and Bhubaneshwar AFS.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has existing ATF Pipeline between Jatani (Bhubaneshwar) Marketing Terminal and Bhubaneshwar AFS. The Jurisdiction starting from IOCL-Jatani ATF pumping station from two mainline pumping units (ATF-MP-101/102) is received at the Aviation Terminal at Bhubaneshwar Station through the separation filter and further transferred to ATF storage tanks.

The HAZOP technique is qualitative, and aims to stimulate the imagination and field experience of HAZOP team members to identify potential hazards and also any operability problems and suggest remedy wherever necessary.

The HAZOP Study has been carried out to scrutinize the ATF Pipeline in order to identify and evaluate hazards that may present risks to personnel or equipment and the operability issues. This technique is employed by breaking the overall complex design of the process into a number of elementary sections called the “NODE” which are then individually reviewed.

The analysis is intended to identify:

  • Potential hazards and operability problems associated with the Pipeline
  • Consequences of the collapses of engineering and administrative controls.
  • Administrative controls applicable to the hazards
  • Human factors

The HAZOP study then exhibits the identified hazards and all available safeguards without proposing any proper solution. Proposed solutions may incorporate additional safeguards or operational procedures which maybe needed in the process as necessary. Hence this study record serves as a conventional guide to determine the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) issues which are to be resolved during the project. 

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