Fuel Gas System

The fuel gas system supplies treated, dry, gaseous fuel for various fired equipment applications within the plant or platform. The gas can come from a natural gas supply line, off gas from various processes, or a blend of both. Fuel Gas is also used to provide blanket gas to vessels and to supply gas to the pilots on the flare stack.

A fuel gas system is designed to treat gas in order to meet the requirements of the low-pressure equipment such as Gas Turbine Generator, Glycol Regenerator System, Compressor Package, Purging, Produced Water Floatation Unit, etc. A well design Fuel Gas System should remove the offending contamination, ensuring that is free of liquid and solids and provides the necessary superheating of the fuel gas.

This course provides participants with a basic understanding of fuel gas system types, safe operation, monitoring, control, and plant safety management requirements found in the oil and gas industry

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
Fuel Gas Operation

  1. Flow diagram, P&ID’s and types of fuel gas systems
  2. Process control and monitoring systems
  3. Maintenance and inspection

On day 1, participants will gain an understanding of the configuration and operation of fuel gas while adhering to safety compliance and reliability issues faced in day-to-day operational activities.  Process and monitoring criteria will be reviewed to make participants aware of the importance of precise pressure, temperature and flow control.
Participants will also be given an awareness of regular and preventative maintenance parameters as well as routine inspection requirements to address associated reliability and corrosion issues.


Day 2
Safety, Health and Environment

  1. H2S, fire and explosion concerns
  2. Gas detection and alarms
  3. Isolation and response systems

Day 2 will provide an understanding of the overall safety, health and environmental issues associated with fuel gas systems.  Particular attention will be being given to H2S, fire and other explosion hazards.  Monitoring criteria will be reviewed to make participants aware of the importance of immediate detection to ensure safe operation and emergency response.  Participants will also be given an awareness of PSD and ESD implications on fuel gas systems to ensure optimum plant and personal safety.

This course is mainly targeted to process technicians, process technologists 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:    Process operations

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:    Foundation

Course Version:      0

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Participants should have some recent exposure to oil and gas facility terminology.