25 Things You Will Learn
1. At least 5 things to consider before you start equipment and soon after it is started
2. How many times to try and light something off before stopping and getting help, a policy you should implement.
3. How to verify proper actuator operations, 10 things you should look at and consider.
4. Precautions for starting steam lines and avoiding water hammer.
5. Special care when it comes to opening and closing valves of any type.
6. Steam leaks and the special hazards they can pose.
7. What can happen when starting and stopping electric motors too frequently
8. Special considerations when making bolted connections, (fastener, gasket, and flange issues you may not have been aware of)
9. Understanding fasteners and the markings on them and why that’s important
10. Understanding lubricated plug valves and how to recognize obviously failed valves and what to do about it.
11. Techniques for evaluating pipe hanger issues, what to look for when you look up.
12. Awareness of piping corrosion hazards.
13. Understanding hazards associated with working on pressurized piping systems, why its very dangerous and what can happen.
14. Understanding the capabilities of valves and components and what happen if the wrong components are used.
15. FRC (fire resistant clothing), how its rated, how to wear it properly, what its meant for.
16. Ten (10) ignition sources you may not have recognized before, you always have to assume one is around.
17. Lockout and isolation issues you may not have considered including 3 approved positive isolation techniques.
18. Purging and line breaking processes that can save lives.
19. Gas hazards and gas safety precautions including toxicity issues and how to protect employees.
20. Understanding how to observe flames and tell whether or not fuel air ratios are correct.
21. Understanding what burned paint might mean on the outside of a piece of fired equipment.
22. Some tips for identifying control system bypasses or jumpers within a panel that could save a life.
23. Simple technique that can help minimize risks when you open and electrical panel.
24. Noises and vibrations that can signal immediate trouble.
25. What control responses, (process variables), should look like over time, (understanding when there’s a problematic control loop response).