Chapter 13. Safety Procedures and Designs

Process accidents are prevented by managing the development and maintenance of important process activities. This chapter covers the details of this management process by focusing on the following topics:

• Process safety hierarchy

• Managing safety

• Best practices

• Procedures—operating

• Procedures—permits

• Procedures—safety reviews and accident investigations

• Designs for process safety

• Miscellaneous designs for fires and explosions

• Designs for runaway reactions

• Designs for handling dusts

The knowledge gained by focusing on these topics will help students, engineers, and managers prevent accidents. The motivation for including many of these topics is based on four well-known paraphrased quotations: ...

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