Methods in Chemical Process Safety

Methods in Chemical Process Safety

First published on June 26, 2020

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  • Editors: Paul Amyotte, Faisal Khan
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128218242
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128218259

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Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume Four focuses on the process of learning from experience, including elements of process safety management, human factors in the chemical process industries, and the regulation of chemical process safety, including current approaches. Users will find this book to be an informative tool and user manual for process safety for a variety of professionals with this new release focusing on Advanced Methods of Risk Assessment and Management, Logic Based Methods for Dynamic Risk Assessment, Bayesian Methods for Dynamic Risk Assessment, Data Driven Methods, Rare Event Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Multi Criteria, and much more.

Key Features

  • Helps acquaint the reader/researcher with the fundamentals of process safety
  • Provides the most recent advancements and contributions on the topic from a practical point-of-view
  • Presents users with the views/opinions of experts in each topic
  • Includes a selection of authors who are leading researchers and/or practitioners for each given topic


Engineering practitioners as well researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Advanced Methods of Risk Assessment and Management - An Overview
    Faisal Khan and Paul Amyotte
    2. Dynamic Risk - Fundamentals
    Nicola Paltrinieri
    3. Logic Based Methods for Dynamic Risk Assessment
    Hans Pasman
    4. Bayesian Methods for Dynamic Risk Assessment
    Nima Khakzad
    5. Data Driven Methods
    Jinsong Zhao
    6. Rare Event Risk Assessment
    Terje Aven
    7. Risk Management - Multi Criteria
    Rehan Sadiq
    8. Human Factors Risk Assessment
    Norafneeza Binti Norazahar
    9. Acceptable Risk - Regulatory Aspects
    Howard Pike
    10. Advanced Methods for Environmental Risk Management
    Rouzbeh Abbassi
    11. Methods for Process Economic Risk Management
    Genserik Reniers
    12. Methods for Domino Effect Risk Assessment
    Valerio Cozzani
    13. Inherently Safer Design Principles in Risk Management
    Paul Amyotte

Product details

  • No. of pages: 454
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 26, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128218242
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128218259

About the Serial Volume Editors

Paul Amyotte

Paul Amyotte
Paul Amyotte is a Distinguished Research Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). He is a chemical engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (Bachelor’s), Queen’s University (Master’s), the Technical University of Nova Scotia (PhD) and a registered professional engineer in Nova Scotia. Dr. Amyotte is a member and past president of Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of Chemical Institute of Canada, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada, and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Dr. Amyotte has an extensive record of authorship, with six books, several book chapters, and over 350 papers published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at national and international conferences. He has presented invited plenary lectures at symposia in Canada, France, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Taiwan, and the United States. He is the current editor of the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, and a past president of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, Engineers Nova Scotia, and Engineers Canada. He has also served as chair of the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board, member of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, and co-chair of the Materials and Chemical Engineering Evaluation Group of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Amyotte has consulted on numerous industrial projects involving hazard analysis, incident investigation, and material explosibility. Dr. Amyotte is a recipient of distinct awards including Cybulski Medal from the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Trevor Kletz Merit Award from the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, and the Process Safety Management Award from the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dalhousie University Halifax B3H 4R2 Canada

Faisal Khan

Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan is a Chemical Engineering Professor and Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center and the Ocean Energy Safety Institute, Texas A &M University. He is the founder of the Centre for Risk Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE), a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering. His areas of research interest include offshore safety and risk engineering, inherent safety, risk management, and risk-based integrity assessment and management. Dr. Khan is actively involved with multinational oil and gas industries on the issue of safety and asset integrity. He also served as the Safety and Risk Advisor to the Government of Newfoundland, Canada. He continues to serve as a subject matter expert to many organizations including Lloyd’s Register EMEA, SBM Modco, Intecsea, Technip, and Qatar-gas. He served as a Visiting Professor of Offshore and Marine Engineering at Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania, Australia where he led the development of offshore safety and risk engineering group and the initiative of global engagements with many international institutions. He is the recipient of President Outstanding Research Award of 2012-13 at Memorial University, President Outstanding Research Supervision Award of 2013-14 at Memorial University, CSChE National Award on Process Safety Management of 2014, P, and Society of Petroleum Engineer award for his contribution to Health, Safety and Risk Engineering. He has authored over 500 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences on safety, risk, and reliability engineering. He has authored five books on the subject area. He is the Editor of the Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Safety in Extreme Environment, and ASME Part A (Risk and Uncertainty Analysis). He regularly offers training program/workshop on safety and risk engineering in different places including St John’s, Chennai, Dubai, Beijing, Aberdeen, Cape Town, Doha and Kuala Lumpur.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station TX 77843, USA

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