A Systems Approach to Managing the Complexities of Process Industries discusses the principles of system engineering, system thinking, complexity thinking and how these apply to the process industry, including benefits and implementation in process safety management systems. The book focuses on the ways system engineering skills, PLM, and IIoT can radically improve effectiveness of implementation of the process safety management system.
Covering lifecycle, megaproject system engineering, and project management issues, this book reviews available tools and software and presents the practical web-based approach of Analysis & Dynamic Evaluation of Project Processes (ADEPP) for system engineering of the process manufacturing development and operation phases. Key solutions proposed include adding complexity management steps in the risk assessment framework of ISO 31000 and utilization of Installation Lifecycle Management. This study of this end-to-end process will help users improve operational excellence and navigate the complexities of managing a chemical or processing plant.
- Presents a review of Operational Excellence and Process Safety Management Methods, along with solutions to complexity assessment and management
- Provides a comparison of the process manufacturing industry with discrete manufacturing, identifying similarities and areas of customization for process manufacturing
- Discusses key solutions for managing the complexities of process manufacturing development and operational phases
Process Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Process Safety Engineers, HSEQ Managers and Engineers, EPC Managers, Engineering Managers, Plant Designers, Site Managers, Plant/Unit Managers, and Directors of Operations, Engineering
Understanding a question is half the answer!
PSM in context of operational excellence
Regulatory compliance management system
Cost of non-compliance
Process safety versus occupational safety
Process safety indicators
What do we manage, "process safety" or "safety processes"?
Process industry versus discrete manufacturing
Application of system engineering in process industry
Essential skills to cope with cyber-physical systems
Why does complexity matter?
2. Fundamentals of the Systemic Approach
Systemic vs systematic
What is a system?
What is system engineering?
Systems engineering competencies framework
3. Fundamentals of Complexity
What is complexity?
Characteristics of complexitiy
Identifying the right level of complexity
Cynefin complexity framework
How complex systems fail
Specific methods to address environmental and system complexity
Complexity thinking: guiding principles
4. System Engineering of Complex Megaprojects
Megaprojects in oil and gas industry
Examples of megaproject failures
Megaprojects problems and their causes
System engineering for the megaprojects
Definition of complexity for megaprojects
Megaproject management challenges
5. Modelling and Simulation; the essential tools to manage complexities
Evolution of web technology
Evolution of Industrial Internet of Things
Open Platform Communications
Big data management
Cyber security risk management
Model based system engineering (MBSE)
Application lifecycle management (ALM)
Product lifecycle management (PLM)
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- © Elsevier 2018
- 28th November 2017
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Fabienne-Fariba Salimi has over 30 years of experience as a chemical process engineer. She has experience in Management and Chemical Process Safety engineering in oil and gas industries both offshore and onshore installations. She has particular expertise is dynamic simulation of chemical processes and accident consequence modelling in quantitative risk analysis. Her main qualifications were obtained in Iran and France and she is member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, International Society of Automation, and Association of the French System Engineers. She is the co-developer of ADEPP and has been the Project Manager of ADEPP Academy since 1994.
Process Safety Expert, ADEPP Academy
Frederic Salimi has over 35 years of experience in safety engineering and petrochemical design in oil and gas industries both onshore and offshore. He has experience in HSE management and risk based design for EPC projects. His expertise includes Safety & Environment code and standard compliance, pipeline risk assessment, critical system identification, and Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment. His main qualifications in Physics and RAMS were obtained in Iran and France. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is the co-author of ADEPP and co-founder of the ADEPP Academy.
Process Safety Expert, ADEPP Academy