Managing Risk and Reliability of Process Plants

Managing Risk and Reliability of Process Plants

1st Edition - June 25, 2003

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  • Author: Mark Tweeddale
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677349
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469836

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There is much specialist material written about different elements of managing risks of hazardous industries, such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and risk management. Managing Risk and Reliability of Process Plants provides a systematic and integrated coverage of all these elements in sufficient detail for the reader to be able to pursue more detailed study of particular elements or topics from a good appreciation of the whole field. The reader would use this book to keep up to date with new developments and, if they are new to the job, to learn more about the subject. The text includes a chapter of case studies and worked examples - including examples of risk assessments, which is consistent with the approach taken throughout the book of applying real-life scenarios and approaches.

Key Features

* Provides a source for reasonable understanding across the whole field of risk management and risk assessment.

* Focuses on the how, what, and why of risk management using a consistent and well organized writing style interspersed with case studies, examples, exercises, as well as end matter.

* Fills a need in the area of risk assessment and risk management in the process and chemical engineering industry as an essential multi-audience reference/resource tool, useful to managers and students.


Engineers and managers in the oil, gas, chemical, and other process industries. Job titles include: Safety Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Plant Engineer, Plant Manager, Safety Consultant. Also students and professors in engineering departments (use as undergraduate or graduate text).

Table of Contents

  • Introduction; Hazard Identification; Ranking and Shortlisting of Risks; Defining Risk Criteria; Consequence Assessment; Frequency Assessment; Computer-Based Risk Assessment; Systematic Risk Reduction; Management of Process Safety and Reliability of New Plants; Management of Risk and Reliability of Existing Plants; Introduction to "Software" and the "Human Factor"; Appendices A-E: Conducting a Hazard and Operability Study (Hazop); Application of Rapid Ranking to Improve the Reliability of Supply to the Market; FMEA and FMECA; An Illustrative Audit Checklist for Process Safety and Reliability; U.S. Regulations.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2003
  • Published: June 25, 2003
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677349
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080469836

About the Author

Mark Tweeddale

Dr Mark Tweeddale is a consultant specializing in management of technical and project risks, and facilitation and peer reviews of risk studies. As former ANSTO Professor of Risk Engineering and Executive Director of the University of Sydney's Centre of Advanced Risk and Reliability Engineering, Mark has presented over 100 invited talks and papers to professional societies, government seminars, industrial conferences and universities in Australia and overseas. In his 25 years with ICI Australia Ltd, he has held a variety of production, engineering and commercial positions including Corporate Project Safety Manager and Technical Manager of the ICI Botany Chemical Factory.

A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Mark was a member of the Research Standing Committee of the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission and participated in the Worksafe Australia Expert Working Group which prepared model regulations for Control of Major Hazards in Industry. He was a foundation member of the National Community Advisory Panel of the 'Responsible Care' program of the Australian Chemical Industry. In addition, he has chaired several committees of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, including the Chemical Engineering Branch of Sydney Division, the National Committee on Risk Engineering, and the Institution's Risk Engineering Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Australia

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  • TAC Fri Nov 22 2019

    Excellent all-round book on Risk

    I was a student of MT's in his USyd days, and he was one of the few inspiring lecturers. This book is a great all rounder for those interested in the risk management field.