December 2004

Process Safety

Improve site performance with an SCS management plan

Implementing an integrated system will improve plant safety

Salman bin Aslam, S., Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd.

The hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is a mature industry and can now identify high hazard areas to humans or the environment. Strict procedures and regimes are followed to mitigate containment loss, potential accidents and undue risk to personnel. One such tool is a safety critical system (SCS) which allows an organization to identify, maintain and manage safety critical device (SCD) performance through adequate procedures and awareness. Accidents like cyanide spillage are a good example of potential damage to humans if such SCSs are not identified or are not vigorously maintained. There are essential elements for identifying SCSs, properly defining roles for various organization

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