Environmental Management Systems Handbook for Refineries

Environmental Management Systems Handbook for Refineries

Polution Prevention Through ISO 14001

1st Edition - March 1, 2006

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  • Author: Nicholas Cheremisinoff
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999753

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This book offers refineries a practical guide for implementing environmental management systems (EMS).The author, who has implemented hundreds of successful EMS programs throughout North America, Europe, Russia and the Middle East, provides a detailed explanation of what an EMS is and how it can benefit refinery operations in complying with environmental laws and improving the overall efficiency of their operations. The author’s approach has been recognized internationally as an integrated model that captures improved compliance and financial savings by reducing operating costs through dedicated pollution prevention programs.

Table of Contents

  • About the Author


    1 Is Compliance Enough?


    Environmental Cost Accounting

    Liabilities for Simply Meeting Minimum Compliance Requirements

    Understanding the Elements of an EMS

    2 Getting an EMS Started


    Practical Aspects of an EMS

    Examples of EMSs

    Defining Pollution Prevention and Related Terminology

    Pollution Prevention within the Context of an EMS

    The Initial Environmental Review

    3 Integrating Cleaner Production with an EMS


    The Link between Pollution Prevention and an EMS

    Integrating EMS and CP/P2

    The Role of an Environmental Management Information System

    Recommended References

    4 Improving Competitiveness through an EMS


    Benefits That Improve Competitiveness

    A Case Study on Greening the Supply Chain

    Greening the Supply Chain

    5 Conducting Cleaner Production Audits


    In-Plant Assessment and Pollution Prevention

    The Environmental Management Hierarchy

    Reasons to Prevent Pollution

    Improving Product Quality through Total Quality Environmental Management

    Steps to Conducting CP/P2 Audits

    Toolkit and Worksheets

    6 IER Case Study


    The Methodology Applied

    Environmental Management System Structure

    The Initial Environmental Review

    Final Remarks

    7 Cleaner Production Case Studies


    CP/P2 Case Study at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company, Zarqa, Jordan

    CP/P2 Case Study at the Chevron Products Company, Richmond Refinery, United States

    CP/P2 Case Study at the Beijing Yanshan Chemical Corporation, China

    CP/P2 Case Study at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Gujarat Refinery, Vaodara, India

    CP/P2 Case Study at California Refineries


Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Publishing Company 2006
  • Published: March 1, 2006
  • Imprint: Gulf Publishing Company
  • eBook ISBN: 9780127999753

About the Author

Nicholas Cheremisinoff

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