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The Safe Design of a Continuous Supercritical Fluid Extraction System for the Treatment of Drill Cuttings

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dc.contributor.advisor Stiver, Warren
dc.contributor.author Rosenthal, Angelique
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-06T18:43:27Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-27T06:00:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-02
dc.date.created 2012-02-27
dc.date.issued 2012-03-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3373
dc.description.abstract The objective of this research was to design a pilot scale continuous supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) system for the treatment of drill cuttings.The design includes: • A Piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) • A control philosophy • An operation manual, and • A HAZOP analysis The pilot scale SFE system was designed using a HAZOP-inspired framework, which resulted in the inclusion of risk reducing measures. This design approach was appropriate for the design of a novel technology, as risk reduction was made the inherent priority throughout the process. No major changes were made to the design during the professionally conducted safety analysis (HAZOP), thus the design is considered to be well positioned to operate safely. Recommended, non-critical future design improvements include: • Separation of the process control from the safety control systems • Continuous reduction of “human factors”, and • Review of all changes to the design before implementation en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada; M-I SWACO, a Schlumberger Company en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject supercritical fluid en_US
dc.subject supercritical fluid extraction en_US
dc.subject drill cuttings en_US
dc.title The Safe Design of a Continuous Supercritical Fluid Extraction System for the Treatment of Drill Cuttings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Engineering en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Applied Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Engineering en_US


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