Fire & Gas System

The Fire & Gas system is the plant’s protection system that will detect a threatening hazard and respond with the activation of a final control element to prevent harm to personnel or damage to equipment. The Fire and Gas system is dependent of various types of detectors to sense potential hazards before they get out of control. The Fire & Gas system must be checked for functionality on a routine basis. Documentation is essential for training, record keeping and troubleshooting.

This course has been designed to cover an introduction to the Fire & Gas system including associated hardware and wiring. In addition to covering the hardware the course will explore the required software logic that must be programmed into the system to meet the needs of the plant’s shutdown philosophy. The Fire & Gas system’s preventative action protocol will also be discussed.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have a better understanding of the operations, maintenance and testing associated with a Fire & Gas system. This exposure will better prepare technicians to further expand their knowledge base during on-the-job training and practical experience at the plant site.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
Fire & Gas Hardware

  • Introduction
  • Detectors
  • Wiring and Documentation
  • Fire & Gas Control System Logic
  • Display, Indication Systems and Final Control Elements

On day 1, participants will become familiar with the basic principles of Fire & Gas detectors, wiring and documentation. They will learn about the control logic which determines the conditions that will trigger the Fire & GAS system. Participants will learn about the alarm indication systems for the Fire and Gas system as well as the interface to the DCS. They will also learn about the final control elements that generate protective actions determined by the logic of the Fire & Gas system.


Day 2
Fire & Gas Operation

  • Testing & Maintenance
  • Confirmed Fire & Gas
  • Combined Safety System (CSS)
  • Shutdown Philosophy
  • Cause & Effect (C&E) and P&ID Drawings
On day 2, participants will become familiar with the operation, testing and documentation involved when checking the Fire & Gas system. They will learn about Confirmed Fire & Gas, the connection between the Fire & Gas and ESD systems and Combined Safety systems which are all parameters of the plant’s shutdown philosophy. In order to become familiar with the Fire & Gas system in a particular plant, participants must become familiar with Cause & Effects and P&ID drawings.

This course is mainly targeted to process operators, process technicians and laboratory and maintenance personnel. The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment and materials purchasing, equipment procurement, job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline:    Instrumentation

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Skill

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Participants should have some recent exposure to Fire & Gas terminology in the oil and gas industry.