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FAS - Free Alongside Ship

Incoterm used to describe responsibilities for carriage; risk and cost.

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FAT - Factory Acceptance Test

A test of equipment carried out at supplier's factory prior to shipment of equipment - usually witnessed by purchaser

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FCA - Free Carrier

Incoterm used to describe responsibilities for carriage; risk and cost.

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FEED - Front End Engineering and Design

A study used to analyse the various technical options for new developments with the objective to define the facilities required.

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FGD

Flue Gas Desulphurisation
FGD typically achieved by fitting scrubber units to plant to reduce its sulphur dioxide emissions.
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FHA

Flexible Hose Assembly
A complete hose with end fittings and any associated accessories.
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FIELDbus

A communications protocol often used with SCADA systems.

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FLAGS

Far North Liquids and Gas System
Name given to subsea pipeline running from the Brent field to the St Fergus terminal in NE Scotland.
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Flameproof

The common name for hazardous area protection type EExd.

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Flash Point

Flash Point Temperature is the lowest temperature at which a liquid releases sufficient vapour that can be ignited by an energy source

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Floatel

A vessel moored alongside a platform to provide accommodation for platform workers - a floating hotel

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Flowline

Pipeline carrying reservoir fluid on the seabed from a well to a riser

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FM - Factory Mutual

North American insurance company who provide certification of industrial and commercial products

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FMEA

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
Identifies failure modes - their causes and effects - the safeguards already incorporated and the potential additional measures that could be considered
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FOB - Free On Board

Incoterm used to describe responsibilities for carriage; risk and cost.

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FPAL - First Point Assessment Ltd

Oil and gas industry steered company with objective to identify opportunities for cost reduction and performance improvement throughout the supply chain.

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FPF

Floating Production Facility

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FPSO

Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel - a floating facility installed above or close to an offshore oil and gas field to receive; process; store and export hydrocarbons.

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Fractionation

The separation of crude oil into its more valuable and usable components through distillation.

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FTA

Fault Tree Analysis
A method of calculating the probability of an event from the probabilities or frequencies of its causal events.
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Fugitive Emmissions

Emissions (air pollutants) released to the air other than those from stacks or vents.
They are often due to equipment leaks; evaporative processes and windblown disturbances.
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