1st Edition

Guidelines for Process Hazards Analysis (PHA, HAZOP), Hazards Identification, and Risk Analysis

ISBN 9780849319099
Published March 3, 2003 by CRC Press
474 Pages

USD $315.00

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Book Description

This unique manual is a comprehensive, easy-to-read overview of hazards analysis as it applies to the process and allied industries. The book begins by building a background in the technical definition of risk, past industrial incidents and their impacts, ensuing legislation, and the language and terms of the risk field. It addresses the different types of structured analytical techniques for conducting Process Hazards Analyses (PHA), provides a "What If" checklist, and shows how to organize and set up PHA sessions. Other topics include layout and siting considerations, Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA), human factors, loss of containment, and PHA team leadership issues.

Table of Contents

Risk Concepts
Regulatory Developments
Risk Terminology
Process Hazards & Risk Management Alternatives
Identification of Hazards and Structured Hazards Analysis Tools
Basics of HAZOP
Pitfalls with HAZOP, Optimization of PHAs & Sizing of Nodes
What If/Checklist
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Screening Level Risk Analysis
PHA Revalidation
Management of Change
Estimation of Time Needed for PHAs
Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Buildings
PHA Protocols and Administrative and Engineering Controls
Human Factors
Loss of Containment
Managing and Justifying Recommendations
PHA Team Leadership
Safety Integral Levels (SILs)
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA)
Quantitative Risk Assessment

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