Fire and gas detection and suppression system design techniques that are currently in use are often considered to be unsatisfactory due to their nature of being rule of thumb and experience-oriented without any real ability to quantify risk. This has resulted in systems that are either overdesigned or under-designed. Only after the ISA TR 84.00.07, was a comprehensive framework for performance-based fire and gas design established.
This course describes the techniques recommended in the technical report, along with hands-on use of the techniques and associated software tools. This course was designed for all audiences from high-level decision makers and users of FGS including a basic understanding of design techniques to a comprehensive case study that involves employing software to develop a complete performance-based design for a sample oil and gas production facility.