Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries

1st Edition

Authors: O. Fredholm A. Jacobsson Hans Pasman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444506993
eBook ISBN: 9780080535647
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 21st May 2001
Page Count: 1516
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This book contains the Proceedings of the 10th International Syposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the process industries. The main topics of the conference include; optimisation of operations within the framework of safety, health and environment; safety, health, environment management and performance indicators; risk management experience; safety, health and environment in design and modification of processes and plants; hazardous substance/materials properties; storage and transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, water and pipeline; the prevention, protection and mitigation, and modelling of accidental releases; topics of safety and environment in specific process industries; the impact of legislation and industry initiatives; development of methodology, e.g. of risk assessment.


For scientists, researchers and industrialists in the field of the prevention of loss and promotion of safety in process industries.

Table of Contents

Selected Contents.

Topic 1: Optimisation of operations within the framework of safety, health and enviroment. The use of risk based methods for inspection planning in different industrial sectors; nuclear, offshore and process industry. Comparison and discussion (S. Angelsen, B. Brickstad).

Topic 2: Safety, health, enviroment management and performance indicators. Safety performance indicators for chemical accidents prevention, preparedness and response: the canadian stakeholders view (E. Clément, J.-P. Lacoursiére).

Topic 3: Risk management experience. Lessons from the Longford gas explosion and fire (R. Hutchinson et al.).

Topic 4: Safety, health and enviroment in design and modification of processes and plants. Safety of ethoxylation reactions (J.-L. Gustin).

Topic 5: Hazardous substance/materials properties. A study into the explosive potential of thermally stratified liquid-liquid systems that result from runaway reactions (R.J.A. Kersten et al.).

Topic 6: Storage and transport of dangerous goods by road, rail, water and pipeline. Fracture statistics and offshore gas transport black sea and the Indian ocean (V. Polyakov, I. Kurakin).

Topic 7: The prevention, protection and mitigation and modelling of accidental releases. Loss of containment: experimental aerosol rain-out assessment (J.-P. Bigot et al.).

Topic 8: Safety and enviroment in specific process industries. Sources and solutions of fire and explosion in semiconductor fab


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About the Author

O. Fredholm

Affiliations and Expertise

Kemikontoret, Service AB, Storgatan 19, P.O. Box 5501, 114 85, Stockholm, Sweden

A. Jacobsson

Affiliations and Expertise

AJ Risk Engineering AB, Stenungsund, Sweden

Hans Pasman

TEES Research Professor, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA., Emeritus Professor, Chemical Risk Management of the Delft University of Technology, and associated member of the Dutch Council for Life Environment and Infrastructure in the Netherlands. Professor Pasman graduated in Chemical Technology at Delft University of Technology in 1961, and finished a Doctor’s thesis in 1964 while working for Shell. He joined the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, TNO, in 1965, initiating and performing research in reactive materials, gas, dust and energetic material explosions, investigation of industrial accidents and risk analysis, while also managing organizational units. He has been a member of the Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries since 1972, and chairman from 1986-2004. In this latter capacity he was instrumental in founding the European Process Safety Centre in 1992. He has also been chairman of the International Group on Unstable Substances (IGUS) for 10 years, of the European Study Group on Risk Analysis (1980-1985), and of a NATO Group on Explosives (1982-1992). At the Delft University of Technology he led a multinational project on gas explosion fundamentals at elevated pressures and temperatures (2003-2008). In 2007 he co-organized a NATO advanced research workshop on Resilience of Cities to Terrorists and other Threats. From 2004-2012 he was a Member of the Dutch national Advisory Council on Hazardous Substances.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA.