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Pressure Safety Awareness

Objectives
After completing this course you will be able
to explain:
How pressure is used in our daily lives at home
and work
Safe practices for line rigging and breaking
Safe practices for pumping at the well site
The importance of proper inspection and
maintenance
The applicable standards and guidelines

Pressure in use
What types of
pressure can you
name?

Hydraulic
Pneumatic
Atmospheric

Pressure in use
How do we use
pressure?
At Work?
At Home?

Safe rigging and line breaking


practices
Do:
Know and follow HMS
processes
Inspect all lines and
connections
When testing an item expect
it to fail
Use LOTO where necessary
Run lines in low traffic areas
when possible

Safe rigging and line breaking


practices

Know and follow


your HMS
processes

Risk assessments
Controls

HSE Risks are


identified in the
Process and noted
with stop signs.
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Safe rigging and line breaking


practices

Stop signs on
process maps
tie to Risk
Analysis
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Safe rigging and line breaking


practices
Inspect all lines and
connections

Threads
Seals
Gaskets
Openings

Safe rigging and line breaking


practices

Use Lockout- Tagout


Lockout if possible
Tagout if lockout not
possible

Safe rigging and line breaking


practices

Do not:

Assume pressure is
bled off
Walk over pressurized
lines
Hammer on lines under
pressure
Hammer on frosted
lines
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Safe rigging and line breaking


practices

Do not assume pressure


is bled-off
When in doubt
Ask your Supervisor

Stay out of the bleed path


Gauges may be broken
Lines could be plugged or
obstructed
Valves could be plugged
or obstructed

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Safe rigging and line breaking


practices
Dont hammer on
equipment/lines under pressure

Leaking wing nuts


Hatches
Unions
Connections
Frosted lines

Always double check pressure


is bled off before hammering on
iron
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Pressure safety at the well site

Is as dangerous as
high pressure
Exerts tremendous
force
Must be respected
F = P xA
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Pressure safety at the well


site
Do Not:
Hammer on lines/equipment
under pressure
Hammer on frosted lines
Feel for leaks with bare hands
Walk or stand over pressurized
lines
Stand in front of valve stems
being bled off
Use Rubber hoses
Stand in flow path of bleeding
pressure

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Pressure safety at the well site


Liquid Nitrogen
Expansion ratio
697-1

12 Feet of 3 treating
iron full of N2 @
10,000 psi has the
same energy as 90
pounds of
Nitroglycerin

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Pressure safety at the well site


Check the pressure
rating

602
1002
1502
2002
2202

Unions have numbers that


identify the pressure rating

1502 unions vs. 602


unions
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Pressure safety at camp


locations
Pressure test areas

Signs
Flashing lights
Shielding
Barriers

Authorized
personnel only
Ask supervisor when
in doubt
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Pressure safety at camp


locations
Flashing Lights

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Pressure safety at camp


locations
Barriers

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Inspection and Maintenance


Check for:

Corrosion
Cracks
Pitting
Scarring
Visible damage
Welded areas

Replace Damaged
equipment
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Inspection and Maintenance

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Inspection and Maintenance

Welded

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Inspection and Maintenance

Washed out area

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Standards and Guidelines


C2-S6
High Pressure Discharge Hose

C4-S5
Pressure Test facilities

C5-S5
Cryogenic Materials

C5-S7
Hydrogen Sulfide

Employee Handbook
Pressure guidelines Page 41

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Review
Different types of Pressure:
Hydraulic
Pneumatic
Atmospheric

Test areas limited access


Authorized personnel only

Distance/shielding when
testing
Replace unsafe pressure
vessels/lines
Inspection/maintenance
important

Follow HMS processes


Check all
connections/threads
Dont hammer on
pressurized equipment/lines

Respect pressure
low or high is dangerous

When in Doubt, Ask


Your Supervisor!

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