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Process Risk and Reliability Management

In the last twenty years considerable progress has been made in process risk and reliability management, particularly in regard to regulatory compliance.  Many companies are now looking to go beyond mere compliance; they are expanding their process safety management (PSM) programs to improve performance not just in safety, but also in environmental compliance, quality control and overall profitability.  Techniques and principles are illustrated with numerous examples from chemical plants, refineries, transportation, pipelines and offshore oil and gas. 
This book helps executives, managers and technical professionals achieve not only their current PSM goals, but also to make the transition to a broader operational integrity strategy. The book focuses on the energy and process industries- from refineries, to pipelines, chemical plants, transportation, energy and offshore facilities.  The techniques described in the book can also be applied to a wide range of non-process industries.
The book is both thorough and practical.  It discusses theoretical principles in a wide variety of areas such as management of change, risk analysis and incident investigation, and then goes on to show how these principles work in practice, either in the design office or in an operating facility.
The second edition has been expanded, revised and updated and many new sections have been added including: The impact of resource limitations, a review of some recent major incidents, the value of story-telling as a means of conveying process safety values and principles, and the impact of the proposed changes to the OSHA PSM standard.


Managers and technical staff in the oil and gas industry: refineries, pipelines, transportation, offshore facilities. Managers and engineers in the process industries.

Hardbound, 798 Pages

Published: September 2014

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-12-801653-4


  • Chapter 1 - Risk Management
    Chapter 2 - Compliance and Standards
    Chapter 3 - Culture and Participation
    Chapter 4 - Technical Information
    Chapter 5 - Hazard Identification
    Chapter 6 - Operating Procedures
    Chapter 7 - Training and Competence
    Chapter 8 - Prestartup Reviews
    Chapter 9 - Asset Integrity
    Chapter 10 - Management of Change
    Chapter 11 - Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
    Chapter 12 - Emergency Management
    Chapter 13 - Audits and Assessments
    Chapter 14 - Consequence Analysis
    Chapter 15 - Frequency Analysis
    Chapter 16 - Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
    Chapter 17 - Managing a Risk Program
    Chapter 18 - Project Management
    Chapter 19 - Contractors
    Chapter 20 - The Risk Management Professional


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