Risk Assessment and Risk Management for the Chemical Process Industry
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The tragic incident at Bhopal, India made it clear that safetyreviews for identification and control of accidents involving toxicchemicals must be more systematic. This guide shows how tointegrate hazard identification, risk assessment, consequenceanalysis, and risk mitigation into a formalized program forhandling hazardous chemicals. Most of the 21 contributors aresenior staff members at Stone & Webster EngineeringCorporation. They discuss how to perform and supervise safetystudies for chemical, petrochemical, petroleum refining, and otherfacilities. They discuss all aspects of detection, prevention, andmitigation of risks associated with processing, handling, andproduction of hazardous chemicals. Special attention is given tohazard identification and hazard assessment techniques ranging fromsimple screening checklists to highly structured Hazard andOperability (HAZOP) analysis. You're shown how to calculatepotential consequences of identified hazards, quantify thelikelihood of these events, and combine equipment failure rate dataand human reliability analysis with hazard assessment. You'll alsobenefit from the book's rundowns of how to
* apply expert systems and artificial intelligence in riskmanagement
* instill safety-oriented operating and maintenanceprocedures
* train operators and emergency response personnel
* conduct internal and external safety audits
* perform chemical dispersion, explosion, and fire analyses
* assess health effects from chemical releases
* use insurance vehicles to deal with residual risk.
Risk Assessment and Risk Management for the Chemical ProcessIndustry is an essential source on minimizing the dangers of toxicincidents and accidents. It is essential reading for safetyengineers, regulatory managers, environmental engineers, and otherprofessionals responsible for safety in chemical plants.


About the Editors HARRIS R. GREENBERG, P.E., is Manager of PlantSafety Programs in the Environmental Services Division of Stone& Webster Engineering Corporation. Mr.Greenberg is chairman ofASME Safety Division's Facility Safety Committee, as well asmember-at-large of its Executive Committee. He holds degrees inNuclear Engineering and Chemical Engineering from MassachusettsInstitute of Technology. JOSEPH J. CRAMER, Ph.D., currently withBrown & Root, Inc., was formerly Program Manager for Stone& Webster Engineering Corporation's Process and Chemical PlantSafety Program. Dr. Cramer has been a member of AIChE for nearlytwo decades, and is currently chair of its Environmental Division.His Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering was earned atMassachusetts Institute of Technology.


Risk Management Programs (R. Myers, et al.).

Screening Analysis Techniques (M. Sawyer, et al.).

Checklist Reviews (R. Hessian & J. Rubin).

Preliminary Hazards Analysis (R. Hessian & J. Rubin).

Safety Audits (R. Hessian & J. Rubin).

WHAT-IF Analysis (W. Doerr).

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (R. O'Mara).

Hazard and Operability Studies (R. Sherrod & W. Early).

Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis (H. Greenberg & B.Salter).

Chemical Plume Dispersion Analysis (S. Vigeant).

Explosion and Fire Analysis (F. Elia).

Assessment of Health Effects from Chemical Releases (B. Waterhouse,et al.).

Quantified Risk Assessment (R. O'Mara, et al.).

Calculation of Human Reliability (R. O'Mara).

Training for Industrial Facilities (R. Myers & D.Finley).

Emergency Preparedness (C. Burns & P. Armenante).

Risk Financing (M. Natale).

Computer Techniques (K. Reinschmidt).

Directions in Legislation and Regulation (J. Cramer).