Physical Security in the Process Industry: Theory with Applications deals with physical security in the field of critical infrastructures where hazardous materials are a factor, along with the state-of-the-art thinking and modeling methods for enhancing physical security. The book offers approaches based on scientific insights, mainly addressing terrorist attacks. Moreover, the use of innovative techniques is explained, including Bayesian networks, game-theory and petri-networks. Dealing with economic parameters and constraints and calculating the costs and benefits of security measures are also included. The book will be of interest to security (and safety) scientists, security managers and the public at large.
- Discusses how to achieve inherent physical security using a scientific approach
- Explores how to take adequate add-on physical security measures
- Demonstrates how to optimize security decisions from an economic perspective
Academics and students in the field of physical security (and safety: (safety and) security scientists and (safety and) security engineers; chemical engineers; security (and safety) managers from chemical companies (including process and oil & gas), pharmaceutical companies, nuclear industry, hazmat transportation; engaged citizens
1. An introduction to physical security
2. History of terrorist attacks to Critical infrastructures involving hazardous materials
3. Security in relation to safety
4. Principles and concepts for physical security
5. Physical security measures
5.1. Inherent (safety and) security design (CPTED)
5.2.. Add-on (safety and) security measures
6. Physical security risk assessment
6.1. Existing security risk assessment approaches (TA, VA, SVA)
6.2. Innovative security risk assessment approaches (BN, GT, Petri-networks)
7. Physical security risk management
7.1. Costs of security measures
7.2. Benefits of security measures
7.3. Cost-benefit Decision-making for physical security
8. General conclusions
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- © Elsevier 2020
- 1st October 2019
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Genserik Reniers (1974) received his PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp, after completing a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He lectures in general chemistry, organic chemistry, industrial processes, and technological risk management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is also the Scientific Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Safety and Security. At the Campus Brussels of the KULeuven in Belgium, Professor Reniers lectures in engineering risk management, advanced occupational health and safety management and chemical processes/unit operations. At the TUDelft in the Netherlands, he teaches risk analysis & risk management. His main research interests concern the collaboration and interaction between safety and security topics and socio-economic optimization within the chemical industry. He has extensive experience in leading research projects funded both by the Belgian government and the chemical industry. He is, amongst others, a Member of the Working Party of Loss Prevention (EFCE) and the Royal Flemish Society for Engineers, and serves as an Editor for the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries and an Associate Editor for Safety Science. He received the Trevor Kletz Merit Award 2017 for outstanding contributions to the field of Process Safety.
Professor, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Nima Khakzad is an assistant professor with the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at Delft University of Technology. His research areas include probabilistic safety and security assessment of oil and gas facilities.
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Gabriele Landucci graduated in Chemical Engineering (Bachelor in 2002 and Master in 2005) from the University of Pisa, where he completed the PhD in Chemical and Material Science Engineering (2009). His research and teaching activities focus on industrial safety and risk assessment in the framework of critical installations, with particular reference to chemical and process industries.
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Università di Pisa, Italy