Methods in Chemical Process Safety - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128175507

Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume 3

1st Edition

Editors: Faisal Khan
Paperback ISBN: 9780128175507
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2019
Page Count: 300
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Table of Contents

1. An Overview
Paul Amyotte, Martin Clouthier and Faisal Khan
2. Fundamentals
Rolf Eckhoff
3. A Serious Concern
Jef Snoeys
4. Experimental Methods
Ashok Dastidar
5. Hazard Identification
Walt Frank
6. Risk Assessment
Russ Ogle and Brenton L. Cox
7. Safety Measures
Jerome Richard Taveau
8. Regulations, Guidelines and Standards
Zalosh Zalosh
9. Emerging/Unique Scenarios
Almerinda Di Benedetto


Process safety is a disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and processes handling hazardous substances. Continued occurrence of major losses have had a significant impact on the industry’s approaches to modern process safety. Consequently, the process safety management is now globally recognized as the primary approach for establishing the level of safety in operations required to manage high-hazard processes. With this in mind, and also due to the evolution in regulatory thinking that integrated traditional occupational safety with process safety, several process safety methods were developed by industry associations around the world. Although all these methods share the same basic objectives, the number of program elements may vary depending on the criteria used. Consequently, selecting the best method to chemical process safety could be challenging due to the existence of different options. I decided to write this project to address this challenge by provide an overview of the most important recent advancements and contributions in chemical process safety. The project helps researchers and professionals to obtain guidance on the selection and practice of chemical process safety methods.

Key Features

The main features of this volume are:

  • To acquaint the reader/researcher with the fundamentals of the process safety
  • To provide most recent advancements and contributions in the given topic from practical point of view
  • To provide readers views/opinions of the expert in each topic
  • To provide guidance on the practice of the given topic
  • The selection of the author(s) of each chapter from among the leading researchers and/or practitioners for each given topic


The project fills the need for a source of information for researchers and professionals to review, compare, and use of different methods in chemical process safety. The audience of this series of volumes is engineering practitioners as well researchers


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About the Editors

Faisal Khan Editor

Dr. Faisal Khan is Professor and Vale Research Chair of Safety and Risk Management. He has established a new research center- Centre for risk integrity and Safety and Engineering (C-RISE), which has over research 40 research members. His areas of research interest include: offshore safety and risk engineering, inherent safety, risk management, and risk-based integrity assessment and management. He is actively involved with multinational oil and gas industries on the issue of safety and asset integrity. In 2006, he has spent eight months as risk and integrity expert with Lloyd’s Register (UK) a risk management organization. He also served as Safety and Risk Advisor to Government of Newfoundland, Canada. He continue to serve subject matter expert to many organizations that include Llyod’s Register EMEA, SBM Modco, Intecsea, Technip, and Qatargas. In 2008-10, he visited Qatar University and Qatargas LNG Company as Process Safety and Risk Management Research Chair. In 2012-14 he served as Visiting Professor of Offshore and Marine Engineering at Australian Maritime College (AMC), University of Tasmania, Australia. Where he lead development of offshore safety and risk engineering group and an initiative of global engagement with many international institutions. He is recipient of President Outstanding Research Award of 2012-13, CSChE National Award on Process Safety Management of 2014, President Outstanding Research Supervision Award of 2013-14, and recently Society of Petroleum Engineer award for his contribution in Health, Safety and Risk Engineering. He has authored over 300 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 Editor to Journal of Process Safety and Environmental Protection, and Journal of Process Engineering. He regularly offers training program/workshop on safety and risk engineering in different places including St John’s, Chennai, Dubai, Beijing, Aberdeen, Doha and Kuala Lumpur.

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