Methods in Chemical Process Safety

Methods in Chemical Process Safety

1st Edition - April 6, 2017

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  • Editor: Faisal Khan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128115473
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128115480

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: April 6, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128115473
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128115480

About the Serial Volume Editor

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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