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Methods in Chemical Process Safety

Book Description

Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume One publishes fully commissioned reviews across the field of process safety, risk assessment, and management and loss prevention, with this volume focusing on the process of learning from experience, elements of process safety management, human factors in the chemical process industries, and the regulation of chemical process safety, including current approaches and their effectiveness. Users will find an informative tool and user manual for process safety for both engineering researchers and practitioners that details the latest methods in the field of chemical process safety.

  • Helps acquaint the reader/researcher with the fundamentals of process safety
  • Provides the most recent advancements and contributions on the topic from a practical point-of-view
  • Presents users with the views/opinions of experts in each topic
  • Includes a selection of the author(s) of each chapter from among the leading researchers and/or practitioners for each given topic

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Contributors
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter One: Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Background
    3. 2 Overview of Process Safety
    4. 3 Methods in Chemical Process Safety
  8. Chapter Two: Learning From the Experience
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Exxon Valdez (1989)
    3. 2 Esso Longford (1998)
    4. 3 Exxon et al. Blackbeard (2006)
    5. 4 BP Texas City 2005
    6. 5 BP et al. Macondo (2010)
  9. Chapter Three: Elements of Process Safety Management
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Management Systems
    4. 3 Safety Management Systems
    5. 4 Process Safety Management
    6. 5 Process Safety Concepts in PSM
    7. 6 Concluding Remarks
    8. Acknowledgments
  10. Chapter Four: Human Factors in the Chemical Process Industries
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introduction
    3. 2 Human Factors Definitions and Terminology
    4. 3 Performance Influencing Factors
    5. 4 Individual Factors
    6. 5 Job Factors
    7. 6 Organizational Factors
    8. 7 General Conclusion
  11. Chapter Five: Introduction to Dynamic Risk Analyses
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Introductory Concepts and Chapter Objectives
    3. 2 Dynamic Risk Analysis Using Alarm Data
    4. 3 Informed Prior Distributions
    5. 4 Summary
  12. Chapter Six: Regulation of Chemical Process Safety: Current Approaches and Their Effectiveness
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Glossary
    3. 2 Summary
    4. 3 Introduction
    5. 4 Overall Approaches: Prescriptive and Safety Case Regimes
    6. 5 Some SCEs Related to Process Safety
    7. 6 Some Examples of Regulatory Regimes
    8. 7 Some Historical Process Related Accidents: Could Effective Regulation Have Prevented Them?
    9. 8 Classification Societies: An Introduction and Their Role in Process Safety
    10. 9 Concluding Remarks