November 2007

Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment

Updates on process safety systems

Safety programs involve both protection systems and organization culture

Nair, M. P. Sukumaran, Special Secretary to Government of Kerala, and Chairman, Chemical Engineering Division Board of the Institution of Engineers

A single failure incident can cause loss of life and extensive property damage, and render institutions bankrupt. Process safety management (PSM) has developed into a highly developed engineering discipline with extensively codified design, operation and maintenance practices. Industry operators use PSM tools to predict and assess potential hazardous situations. Safety lessons learned. Petrochemical/chemical process plant safety and accident investigations have attained major strides in the last 30 years. Inquiry reports on catastrophic process plant accidents such as Flixborough, Piper Alpha, Bhopal and Chernobyl revealed key areas where strengthening was needed to prevent major accident

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $399 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}