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Minimum Space Requirements 3 years 5 months ago #9210

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Hi wondering if anyone can share what their company policy is for spacing requirements of process equipment, MCC buildings etc? I used to have a chart but lost it that gave some sketches and distances between flare stack to heaters/treaters, tanks etc?

Much appreciated! This would also be for facilities in Alberta, Canada

Minimum Space Requirements 3 years 5 months ago #9211

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I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for ... but it should set you on the right track.

Section - 8A: General Guidelines for Equipment and Piping Location, Spacing, Distances and Clearances


Further reading here:

- If you're the smartest person in the room ... you're in the wrong room.
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Minimum Space Requirements 3 years 5 months ago #9212

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Thank-you Anton! That helps me with a few things for sure! Appreciate it!

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YYCPIPINGGUY (and any others),
If you are concerned about the installation of a type of equipment that is not on ether of the two list above please consider the following issues:
(1) Location - Equipment should be adjacent to the related equipment that is upstream or down stream in the system.
(2) Space Requirements include the following:
a - the physical space of the equipment itself (size and shape)
b - The space to remove any component part (example: tube bundles, pistons, etc.)
c - The space for all equipment related piping including Inlet, outlets, vents, drains, and all process , instrument and utility services.
d - The space for related Services such as electrical Power Feed, Lighting, Instrumentation, etc
e - Space for Maintenance personnel, tools and spare parts during normal operation
f - Space and access for mobile equipment required for specific maintenance activities including clear overhead for lifting via crane.
g - Travel space for Operators to and from the equipment for normal operations
h - Clear path to safety in case of emergency

If you have thought about each of these issues and can defend your design then you should be in good shape.
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