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- Overview of process safety management

Process means a series of actions to achieve an objective. Its operations in industries may entail combinations of materials, as initial or intermediate inputs, or additives; actions like carrying, placing, mixing, involving in reaction, changes in compositions; formations in particular shape/size,…. and so on. Several calamities have occurred, taking heavy toll of life, health and assets. Single case of Bhopal tragedy in India in 1984, killed 2000 people in single night, crippling 2 lakh population, because of release of large quantity of deadly MIC gas from an abandoned plant of insecticide product. Such situations require for preventing or minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals, which result in toxic, fire or explosion hazards.