Safety and Security Review for the Process Industries

Safety and Security Review for the Process Industries

Application of HAZOP, PHA and What-If Reviews

2nd Edition - May 31, 2008

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  • Author: Dennis P. Nolan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519638

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This book describes the application of major safety reviews used in the process industries (principally petroleum, petrochemical, chemical industries, nuclear installations, utility systems, and medical facilities). It provides guidance on qualitative hazard analyses, specifically for PHA (Preliminary Hazard Analysis), What-If, and HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) for review teams. OSHA and EPA as well as national governments all over the world, require industry to conduct these reviews to help prevent major catastrophic fire, explosions and oil spillages.In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security in the United States issued new standards with regard to the security of chemical facilities. This new edition documents how the methodology and procedures used for the hazard reviews can be adopted and applied for Security Vulnerability Analysis (SVA).


Process industries (petroleum, chemical, petro-chemical). However, any operation that involves a system or continuous or batch processes that can have major a incident leading to injuries, fatalities, major property damage, environmental impact, business interruption or loss of prestige, or a security threat would have applicability. The typical job application is facility or process engineers, safety, loss prevention and fire protection engineers, regulators, inspectors and consultants. Secondly, the book can be used as a college textbook for chemical, reliability or safety engineering degrees

Table of Contents

  • Purpose; Scope; Objective and Description of PHA, What-If and HAZOP Reviews; Adaptation to Security Vulnerability Analysis (SVA); Team Members, Qualifications, and Responsibilities; Management Support and Responsibilities; Review Applications for Typical Facilities; Review Procedures; Review Worksheets; Report Preparation and Distribution; Handling and Resolution of Recommendations; Schedule and Cost Estimates; Bibliography; Appendix A: Typical Company Policy Statement; Appendix B: Quality Assurance Audit Checklist; Appendix C: Probability, Severity, Risk and Risk Acceptance Tables; Appendix D: PHA and What-If /Checklist Questions; Appendix E: HAZOP Parameters, Deviations, and Possible Causes; Glossary; Acronyms; Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2008
  • Published: May 31, 2008
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519638

About the Author

Dennis P. Nolan

Dr. Dennis P. Nolan has had a long career devoted to risk engineering, fire protection engineering, loss prevention engineering and systems safety engineering. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from Berne University, Master of Science degree in Systems Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a U.S. registered professional engineer in fire protection engineering in the state of California.He is currently on the Executive Management staff of Saudi Aramco, located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as a Loss Prevention Consultant/Chief Fire Prevention Engineer. He covers some of the largest oil and gas facilities in the world. As part of his career, he has examined oil production, refining, and marketing facilities under severe conditions and in various unique worldwide locations, including Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and North and South America. His activity in the aerospace field has included engineering support for the NASA Space Shuttle launch facilities at Kennedy Space Center (and for those undertaken at Vandenburg Air Force Base, California) and “classified” national defense systems. Dr. Nolan has received numerous safety awards and is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, He is the author of many technical papers and professional articles in various international fire safety publications. He has written at least four books, several published by Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Loss Prevention Consultant and Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, Saudi Aramco

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