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Risk Analysis and Control for Industrial Processes - Gas, Oil and Chemicals

A System Perspective for Assessing and Avoiding Low-Probability, High-Consequence Events

Risk Analysis and Control for Industrial Processes - Gas, Oil and Chemicals provides an analysis of current approaches for preventing disasters, and gives readers an overview on which methods to adopt.


The book covers safety regulations, history and trends, industrial disasters, safety problems, safety tools, and capital and operational costs versus the benefits of safety, all supporting project decision processes. 


Tools covered include present day array of risk assessment, tools including HAZOP, LOPA and ORA, but also new approaches such as System-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA), Blended HAZID, applications of Bayesian data analytics, Bayesian networks, and others. The text is supported by valuable examples to help the reader achieve a greater understanding on how to perform safety analysis, identify potential issues, and predict the likelihood they may appear.

Safety professionals and consultants, risk analysts, process safety academics, engineering professionals

Hardbound, 458 Pages

Published: June 2015

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-800057-1


  • 1. Industrial processing systems, their products and the hazards
    2. Regulation to safeguard against high consequence industrial events
    3. Loss prevention history and developed methods and tools
    4. Trends in society and characteristics of recent industrial disasters
    5. Socio-technical systems, systemic safety, resilience engineering and deeper accident analysis
    6. Human factors, safety culture, management influences, pressures and more
    7. New and improved process and plant risk and resilience analysis tools
    8. Extended process control, operator situation awareness, alarm management
    9. Costs of accidents, costs of safety, risk-based economic decision making: risk management
    10. Goal oriented versus prescriptive regulation
    11. The important role of knowledge and learning
    12. Risk, risk perception, risk communication, risk acceptance: risk governance
    13. Conclusions: the way ahead


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