Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA)for HPCL Rajahmundry ASF

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has an existing Aviation fuelling Station (ASF) installation at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh State for the purpose of receipt, storage and dispatch of Aviation turbine fuel (ATF). The terminal is receiving the ATF from Visakha New Terminal, Visakhapatnam via Tank Trucks. Bulk ATF are stored in above horizontal storage tanks and are used for refuelling of Aircrafts via Refueller.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has awarded iFluids Engineering to carry out Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) of Rajamundry ASF Terminal. This QRA study covers the different components and equipment associated at Rajamundry ASF Terminal, Andhra Pradesh.

The objective of QRA are as follows:

  • Identification of Hazards and Major Loss of Containment (LOC) scenarios
  • Calculation of physical effects for Loss of Containment (LOC) events which include Estimation of Jet Fire, Pool Fire heat radiation distances, Flammable gas dispersion distances, and overpressure explosion distances
  • Evaluation of Failure Frequency
  • Quantification of Societal risk and Potential Loss of Life estimation
  • To Perform a risk assessment to confirm that risk can be reduced consistent with the ALARP principle based on UK HSE risk acceptance criteria
  • Risk reducing measures are recommended to ensure that all risks are in ALARP or in Acceptable region.