August 2017

Environment and Safety

Safety studies and the importance of closeout reports

In various types of process industries, processing, storage and transfer of large quantities of hazardous materials are inevitable.

Kunte, V. A., TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.

In various types of process industries, processing, storage and transfer of large quantities of hazardous materials are inevitable. These materials can be flammable, toxic, corrosive, volatile, vulnerable to fires and explosive, and affect the safety and the health of people onsite and offsite, as well as the environment. Therefore, it is necessary that designers from all disciplines take care of health, safety and environmental (HSE) aspects from the conceptual design and planning stages of their respective disciplines. The process engineer is normally the first person to get involved in the design aspects, and in the preparation of process flow diagrams, material and energy balances, pipin

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