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Process Systems Risk Management, Volume 6 : Volume 6 - Raghu Raman

Process Systems Risk Management, Volume 6

Volume 6

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780121569327
Number Of Pages: 615

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Process Systems Risk Management provides complete coverage of risk management concepts and applications for safe design and operation of industrial and other process facilities. The whole life cycle of the process or product is taken into account, from its conception to decommissioning.
The breadth of human factors in risk management is also treated, ranging from personnel and public safety to environmental impact and business interruption. This unique approach to process risk management is firmly grounded in systems
engineering. Numerous examples are used to illustrate important concepts -drawn from almost 40 years authors' experience in risk analysis, assessment and management, with applications in both on- and off-shore operations.
This book is essential reading on the relevant techniques to tackle risk management activities for small-, medium- and large-scale operations in the process industries. It is aimed at informing a wide audience of industrial risk management practitioners, including plant managers, engineers, health professionals, town planners, and administrators of regulatory agencies.
* A computational perspective on the risk management of chemical processes
* A multifaceted approach that includes the technical, social, human and management factors
* Includes numerous examples and illustrations from real life incidents

Industry Reviews

&qu: "A very thorough and outstanding book on a very important topic in process safety and loss prevention. Each chapter not only goes into good detail about the specific subject, but also contains a review of the chapter's contents, an excellent and extensive list of references (many of very recent vintage), and a notation list of acronyms used in the chapter. Most of the chapters have worked-out examples which can help to explain the topics discussed, as well as many useful tables and illustrative figures."

&source: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (2005), Stanley S. Grossel, President Process Safety & Design, Inc., Clifton, NJ, USA

Managing Risks from Process Systems
Why Risk Management?p. 2
Hazard and Riskp. 4
The Nature and Role of Risk Managementp. 9
Hazard and Risk in Process Systemsp. 22
The Regulatory Environment of Risk Managementp. 30
Reviewp. 33
Referencesp. 33
Notationp. 35
Risk - Estimation, Presentation and Perception
Measures of Riskp. 37
Societal Riskp. 41
Individual Riskp. 42
Risk Estimationsp. 43
Risk Representationp. 51
Risk Targets, Tolerability and Acceptabilityp. 56
Risk Perceptionp. 58
Reviewp. 63
Referencesp. 63
Notationp. 65
System Models for Risk Management
Life Cycle Risk Managementp. 68
One and Two Dimensional Models of Riskp. 71
Layered Protection Modelsp. 83
Risk Ranking Modelsp. 87
Integrated Systems Modelsp. 91
Hierarchy of Managing Process Riskp. 95
Reviewp. 96
Referencesp. 97
Notationp. 98
Identifying Hazards and Operational Problems
Introductionp. 102
An Overview of Hazard Identificationp. 102
Comparative Hazard Identification Methodsp. 108
Fundamental Hazard Identification Methodsp. 122
Quality and Completeness of Studiesp. 154
Reviewp. 163
Referencesp. 163
Notationp. 168
Analysing the Consequences of Incidents
Events, Incidents and Scenariosp. 171
Effect and Vulnerability Modelsp. 176
Limitations and Uncertainties in Consequence Analysisp. 185
Assessment of Event Propagationp. 188
Reviewp. 191
Referencesp. 192
Notationp. 192
Effect Models for Consequence Analysis
Release of Hazardous Substancesp. 195
Gas Releasesp. 198
Liquid Releasesp. 201
Flashing Liquid Releasesp. 203
Evaporation of Liquid Poolsp. 208
Effects Modelling of Firep. 212
Effects Modelling of Explosionsp. 227
Effects Modelling of Dispersionp. 241
Reviewp. 254
Referencesp. 254
Notationp. 258
Vulnerability Models
The Role of Vulnerability Modelsp. 261
Dose-Response Models for Firesp. 263
Estimation of Explosion Impacts on Peoplep. 267
Dose-Response Models for Toxic Substancesp. 270
Structural Response to Firesp. 276
Structural Response to Explosionsp. 279
Reviewp. 281
Referencesp. 281
Notationp. 284
Estimating the Likelihood of Incidents
The Role of Frequency Analysisp. 288
Qualitative and Quantitative Approachesp. 290
Representing Complex Failure Systemsp. 292
Cause-Consequence Modelling Toolsp. 300
Fault Tree Analysisp. 301
Event Tree Analysisp. 320
Failure Datap. 322
Uncertainty in Frequency Estimationp. 335
Reviewp. 336
Referencesp. 337
Notationp. 340
Risk Estimation
Developing Risk Estimatesp. 344
Qualitative Techniques for Risk Estimationp. 347
Semi-Quantitative Techniques for Risk Estimationp. 356
Quantitative Techniques for Risk Estimationp. 358
Human Factors in Risk Analysisp. 379
Risk Asessmentp. 382
Reviewp. 385
Referencesp. 386
Notationp. 389
Decision Making under Uncertainty
Nature of Uncertaintyp. 392
Limitations to Risk Analysisp. 393
Uncertainties in Risk Estimationp. 397
The De Minimis Conceptp. 399
Concept of ALARPp. 400
Dealing with Uncertaintyp. 406
Pitfalls in Risk Based Decision Makingp. 413
Referencesp. 414
Notationp. 416
Process Safety Management Systems
Planning for Safe Operationsp. 419
Safety Management System - Structure and Componentsp. 421
Development of SMSp. 431
Implementation of SMSp. 456
Emergency Planning and Responsep. 458
Role of Software Systems in Risk Managementp. 460
SMS for Small Facilitiesp. 461
Reviewp. 462
Referencesp. 462
Notationp. 466
Life Cycle Risk Management Tools
Process System Life Cycle Componentsp. 470
Risk Management Steps in the Life Cyclep. 471
Inherently Safer Designp. 474
Process Safety Implementation at Design Stagep. 482
Process Hazard Analysis during Designp. 487
Construction and Installationp. 494
Commissioningp. 496
Operation and Maintenancep. 498
Decommissioning and Site Remediationp. 503
Human Factorsp. 505
Reviewp. 508
Referencesp. 509
Notationp. 513
Management of Major Hazard Facilities
Major Hazards and their Management - Perspectivesp. 516
The Regulatory Framework and Requirementsp. 517
The Safety Case/Report Approachp. 518
Components of a Safety Reportp. 521
Performance Monitoringp. 537
The Role of Inherent Safety in Managing Risksp. 542
Behavioural Aspects of Major Hazards Managementp. 543
Reviewp. 546
Referencesp. 546
Notationp. 549
Auditing Process Safety Management Systems
An Overview of Systems Auditingp. 552
The Process Safety Management Auditp. 556
Development of Audit Protocolp. 566
Requirements of a Successful Auditp. 568
Follow-Up and Close Out of Audit Actionsp. 571
Reviewp. 571
Referencesp. 572
Notationp. 573
Land Use Planning Risk Management
The Nature of Operationsp. 576
The Stakeholders and the Issuesp. 582
Planning and Management Issuesp. 588
Risk Management Factorsp. 591
Reviewp. 603
Referencesp. 604
Notationp. 606
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ISBN: 9780121569327
ISBN-10: 0121569322
Series: Process Systems Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 615
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.1  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 1.31