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Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, 4th Edition by A. Kayode Coker, PhD

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Appendix B

ETHICS IN ENGINEERING PROFESSION

Ethical issues in the engineering profession are becoming more prevalent as companies are competing for the same market with greater demands on engineers or alternatively with increasing demands by the public on the environment (e.g. Three Mile Island, Bhopal, etc.). Appendix B presents ethical, moral, and legal obligations, codes of conduct by engineering institutions. It also presents heuristics (i.e. ways of assisting to discover what is best) and identification strategies that are helpful in solving ethical problems. In the final analysis all heuristics are fallible; however, they provide guidelines toward the solution of a problem as their characteristics are as follows [1]:

• A heuristic does ...

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