process hazard Articles

  • Addressing Dead-Legs and Corrosion Issues in a PHA

    This case study describes a systematic approach for process hazard analyses (PHAs) and revalidations to identify and address corrosion and dead-leg concerns.   It is especially important during project (MOC) PHAs and revalidations of systems that have experienced changes to uncover potential issues. Systematically approaching revalidations can uncover dead-legs created by a previous ...

  • Accident scenarios for marshalling yards in The Netherlands: Private or public fire fighting

    Since the introduction of the Seveso and Seveso II directive (1996), many Western European countries have had the opportunity to demand that installations processing hazardous materials have a private fire brigade. In the Netherlands, based on the Dutch company fire brigade decree, certain companies can be compelled to have a private fire brigade (BZK, 1990). Hazardous materials are processed at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

    INTRODUCTION Safety is an important issue in process design and operation in chemical industry. It is even more critical for modern chemical manufacturing processes, which are either operated under extreme conditions to achieve maximum economic profit, or are highly flexible, such as the specialty chemical or pharmaceutical processes. The importance of safety analysis in process operation is ...

  • An open framework for automated chemical hazard assessment based on GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals: A proof of concept

    GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals is a framework for comparative chemical hazard assessment. It is the first transparent, open and publicly accessible framework of its kind, allowing manufacturers and governmental agencies to make informed decisions about the chemicals and substances used in consumer products and buildings. In the GreenScreen benchmarking process, chemical hazards are assessed ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • PHASUITE: AN AUTOMATED HAZOP ANALYSIS TOOL FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES Part II: Implementation and Case Study

    INTRODUCTION To aid human experts in conducting HAZOP analysis in a more thorough and systematic way, PHASuite (Process Hazard Analysis Suite) has been developed in this work. The knowledge engineering framework is presented in the first part of the two-part paper. Based on the proposed framework, a powerful software infrastructure is designed, and PHASuite is constructed. As discussed in ...

  • Risk–benefit–cost prioritisation of independent protection layers for a liquefied natural gas terminal

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations and facilities are growing in scale and number in many countries driven by the key role of natural gas for increasing regional and local energy security, particularly for electric power generation. While the industry has achieved remarkably high levels of safety, the reduction of residual risks associated with the unloading, storage and distribution in LNG ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tecam Group establishes sales office in Chile

    Tecam Group is expanding its business and sales network in South America with the establishment of a Representative Commercial Office in Santiago, Chile, to serve the region from a local perspective. The new representative office constitutes a major milestone in the company’s expansion plans and objective to supply environmental technology for VOC emissionsabatement for the Industry. ...


    By TECAM

  • A New Apparatus for the Evaluation of Electro-Kinetic Processes in Hazardous Waste Management

    Possible uses of electro-kinetics for hazardous waste site remediation are being investigated. This paper describes a new apparatus which has been specifically designed, fabricated, and assembled to evaluate the viability, feasibility, practicality, and potential costs of these conceivable techniques experimentally. Results of studies on the existence of electro-osmotic flow in compacted clay and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Process safety culture: Why is it so important?

    Since the introduction of the OSHA process safety management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) in 1992, companies have committed considerable effort and expense to developing PSM programs. Unfortunately, serious incidents and audits all too frequently point to gaps in PSM implementation. In the new book, “Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety,” the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Process safety culture: Why is it so important?

    Since the introduction of the OSHA process safety management (PSM) standard (29 CFR 1910.119) in 1992, companies have committed considerable effort and expense to developing PSM programs. Unfortunately, serious incidents and audits all too frequently point to gaps in PSM implementation. In the new book, “Guidelines for Risk Based Process Safety,” the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • Lloyd’s Register Improves Customer Risk Assessments While Increasing Project Efficiency and Productivity

    Founded in 1760, Lloyd's Register can trace its roots back to Lloyd's Coffee House, a social hub in London’s maritime district that was frequented by merchants, underwriters, and brokers associated with shipping. Today, Lloyd’s Register works to enhance the safety of life, property and the environment, at sea, on land and in the air, helping its clients to ensure safe, responsible and ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Separating paint leftovers from buckets

    By separating paint from the buckets and compress the emballage, the waste handling company saves money on both transport and disposal. VEGLO MILJØSERVICE AS collects and processes hazardous waste from companies over a wide geographic area in central Norway, including cans and buckets of paint leftovers, around 300 tons p.a. which have to be emptied and compacted. For this ...


    By Runi A/S

  • Separating paint leftovers from buckets

    By separating paint from the buckets and compress the emballage, the waste handling company saves money on both transport and disposal. VEGLO MILJØSERVICE AS collects and processes hazardous waste from companies over a wide geographic area in central Norway, including cans and buckets of paint leftovers, around 300 tons p.a. which have to be emptied and compacted. For this ...


    By Runi A/S

  • Anadarko Raises Deepwater Drilling Hazard Assessments to Ensure SEMS Compliance, Enable Sustainable Growth

    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with 2.56 billion barrels of oil equivalent in proved reserves at year-end 2012. The company has operations throughout the United States – with onshore assets in the Rocky Mountains region, the southern U.S. and the Appalachian Basin – and is well ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Applying indicator systems and valuation methods in eco-balancing: case study from the beer production process

    In this study, the authors summarise the development of an indicator system for impact assessment and balance valuation and the application of this system to an existing inventory (actual balance) of the Hasseroder Brewery Ltd. The actual balance represents the results of a previously conducted project during which a complex material flow network of the beer production process was elaborated and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Use The 80–20 Principle To Create Your Business Breakthrough

    When you review your wear resistant steel applications, it is understandable some wear plate steel issues are more important to your process than others. A Perfect Example Of A Wear Plate Performance Breakthrough At A Midwest Papermill. They Ceased Using AR400 Which Failed Every 4 Years. By Using A Thru-Hardened Steel, This Log Deck Ran 10 Years Before It Needed ...


    By JADCO Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Bow-tie diagrams: Increasing benefits in the risk management process

    Bow-tie diagrams are a pictorial display of the relationship between the various components that result from what is commonly termed the Hazard and Effects Management Process. The diagrams depict the relationship between hazards, threats, barriers, escalation factors, consequences and controls in the form of a qualitative risk assessment. With their roots well established within the traditional ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • TechConnect conference will include panel on safety and innovation as partners for success in advanced manufacturing

    The TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, which will be held May 14-17, 2017, in Washington, D.C., will include a panel discussion on May 16, 2017, on “Safety and Innovation as Partners for Success in Advanced Manufacturing” as part of the Advanced ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Staff spotlight: environmental professional leverages industry experience to benefit clients

    Christine Kurtz, a Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Minneapolis office, provides clients in the Upper Midwest with the benefits of her 18 years of experience in both industry and consulting. Christine spent over 16 years in industry prior to joining Trinity. She started out in research and development, moved into process engineering, and then found her passion in environmental management ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Dynamic soft sensors for detecting factors affecting turbidity in drinking water

    Effective monitoring of water quality is critical for water safety. In particular, online monitoring based on modeling is useful in several applications such as process assessment, hazardous event detection or common fault diagnostics in the water processes. Soft sensors have lately established themselves as a good alternative for different tasks of process control such as the acquisition of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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