Chapter 3

Site Layout Principles


Layout of process plants at a whole-site level and site selection can be considered as a separate activity, which often forms the first stage of consideration of layout design. Geographical, environmental, logistical, and security issues form key inputs to the decision-making process.


Site layout; segregation; loss prevention; environmental impact

3.1 General

The purpose of a good site layout is to provide a safe and economical flow of materials and people around a plant which is socially acceptable to workers and neighbors in order to reliably and cost-effectively produce a specified product.

Potential worst-case safety and environmental scenarios must be foreseen, and plans made for ...

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