Methods in Chemical Process Safety - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128115473, 9780128115480

Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume 1

1st Edition

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Serial Volume Editors: Faisal Khan
Paperback ISBN: 9780128115473
eBook ISBN: 9780128115480
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th April 2017
Page Count: 336
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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction
F. Khan and S.J. Hashemi

  • Abstract
  • 1 Background
  • 2 Overview of Process Safety
  • 3 Methods in Chemical Process Safety

Chapter Two: Learning From the Experience
H. Pike

  • Abstract
  • 1 Exxon Valdez (1989)
  • 2 Esso Longford (1998)
  • 3 Exxon et al. Blackbeard (2006)
  • 4 BP Texas City 2005
  • 5 BP et al. Macondo (2010)

Chapter Three: Elements of Process Safety Management
P.R. Amyotte and C.S. Lupien

  • Abstract
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Management Systems
  • 3 Safety Management Systems
  • 4 Process Safety Management
  • 5 Process Safety Concepts in PSM
  • 6 Concluding Remarks
  • Acknowledgments

Chapter Four: Human Factors in the Chemical Process Industries
K. Mearns

  • Abstract
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Human Factors Definitions and Terminology
  • 3 Performance Influencing Factors
  • 4 Individual Factors
  • 5 Job Factors
  • 6 Organizational Factors
  • 7 General Conclusion

Chapter Five: Introduction to Dynamic Risk Analyses
W.D. Seider, A. Pariyani, U.G. Oktem, I. Moskowitz, J.E. Arbogast and M. Soroush

  • Abstract
  • 1 Introductory Concepts and Chapter Objectives
  • 2 Dynamic Risk Analysis Using Alarm Data
  • 3 Informed Prior Distributions
  • 4 Summary

Chapter Six: Regulation of Chemical Process Safety: Current Approaches and Their Effectiveness
D. Attwood

  • Abstract
  • 1 Glossary
  • 2 Summary
  • 3 Introduction
  • 4 Overall Approaches: Prescriptive and Safety Case Regimes
  • 5 Some SCEs Related to Process Safety
  • 6 Some Examples of Regulatory Regimes
  • 7 Some Historical Process Related Accidents: Could Effective Regulation Have Prevented Them?
  • 8 Classification Societies: An Introduction and Their Role in Process Safety
  • 9 Concluding Remarks


Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume One publishes fully commissioned reviews across the field of process safety, risk assessment, and management and loss prevention, with this volume focusing on the process of learning from experience, elements of process safety management, human factors in the chemical process industries, and the regulation of chemical process safety, including current approaches and their effectiveness. Users will find an informative tool and user manual for process safety for both engineering researchers and practitioners that details the latest methods in the field of chemical process safety.

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 the author(s) of each chapter from among the leading researchers and/or practitioners for each given topic


The audience of this series is engineering practitioners as well researchers


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Faisal Khan Serial Volume Editor

Faisal Khan is recipient of President Outstanding Research Award of 2012–2013 and 2013-2014, the CSChE National Award on Process Safety Management of 2014, and Society of Petroleum Engineer award for his contribution in health, safety, and risk engineering. He has authored seven books and over 300 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences on safety, risk, and reliability engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Department Head, Process Engineering, and Director, Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada