Process Systems Risk Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121569327, 9780080455105

Process Systems Risk Management, Volume 6

1st Edition

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Authors: Ian Cameron R. Raman
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121569327
eBook ISBN: 9780080455105
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th May 2005
Page Count: 615
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Table of Contents

  1. Managing Risks from Process Systems
  2. Risk – Estimation, Presentation and Perception
  3. System Models for Risk Management
  4. Identifying Hazards and Operational Problems
  5. Analysing the Consequences of Incidents
  6. Effect Models for Consequence Analysis
  7. Vulnerability Models
  8. Estimating the Likelihood of Incidents
  9. Risk Estimation
  10. Decision Making under Uncertainty
  11. Process Safety Management Systems
  12. Life Cycle Risk Management Tools
  13. Management of Major Hazard Facilities
  14. Auditing Process Safety Management Systems
  15. Land Use Planning Risk Management


Process Systems Risk Management provides complete coverage of risk management concepts and applications for safe design and operation of industrial and other process facilities. The whole life cycle of the process or product is taken into account, from its conception to decommissioning.

The breadth of human factors in risk management is also treated, ranging from personnel and public safety to environmental impact and business interruption. This unique approach to process risk management is firmly grounded in systems engineering. Numerous examples are used to illustrate important concepts –drawn from almost 40 years authors’ experience in risk analysis, assessment and management, with applications in both on- and off-shore operations.

This book is essential reading on the relevant techniques to tackle risk management activities for small-, medium- and large-scale operations in the process industries. It is aimed at informing a wide audience of industrial risk management practitioners, including plant managers, engineers, health professionals, town planners, and administrators of regulatory agencies.

Key Features

  • A computational perspective on the risk management of chemical processes
  • A multifaceted approach that includes the technical, social, human and management factors
  • Includes numerous examples and illustrations from real life incidents


For health and safety professionals, government administrators and engineering professionals


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"A very thorough and outstanding book on a very important topic in process safety and loss prevention. Each chapter not only goes into good detail about the specific subject, but also contains a review of the chapter's contents, an excellent and extensive list of references (many of very recent vintage), and a notation list of acronyms used in the chapter. Most of the chapters have worked-out examples which can help to explain the topics discussed, as well as many useful tables and illustrative figures." --Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (2005), Stanley S. Grossel, President Process Safety & Design, Inc., Clifton, NJ, USA

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About the Authors

Ian Cameron Author

Ian Cameron is Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland with teaching, research, and consulting activities in process systems engineering. He has a particular interest in process modelling, dynamic simulation, and the application of functional systems perspectives to risk management, having extensive industrial experience in these areas. He continues to work closely with industry and government on systems approaches to process and risk management issues. He received his BE from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and his PhD from imperial College London. He is a Fellow of IChemE.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

R. Raman Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Safety Engineering & Risk Management, Kellogg Brown & Root, Sydney, Australia