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We also publish a weekly blog to do with the design, operation and safety of process facilities. The posts are listed chronologically and by category. The latest posts are shown below.

Common Hazards

Stairways, Ramps and PlatformsMany process hazards are not unique: technologies, equipment types and management styles tend to quite similar from plant to plant and from company to company, particularly within specific industries. Hence, many of the hazards that exist on these facilities are quite similar to one another. Therefore it is useful to identify and discuss responses to those hazards.

Response to a Threatening Call

Response to a Threatening CallProcess facilities are potential targets for malicious acts, ranging from simple vandalism all the way to major terrorist acts. Therefore all employees should know how to respond to suspicious activities and threats. This post provides a checklist that can be used if an employee receives a threatening call.

Book: Plant Design and Operations

Book: Plant Design and OperationsPlant Design and Operations is an "8 a.m. on Monday morning" practical guide for those working in the process industries. It is scheduled for release in October 2014.
The book has 17 chapters and approximately 350 pages.

Contents

1. Operations
2. Maintenance and Inspection
3. Energy Control Procedures
4. Occupational Safety
5. Chemicals
6. Personal Protective Equipment
7. Health and Industrial Hygiene
8. Human Factors and Ergonomics
9. Firefighting
10. Safety in Design
11. Siting and Layout
12. Equipment
13. Piping and Valves
14. Safety Instrumentation
15. Transportation
16. Security
17. Common Hazards

Further information is provided here (Table of Contents in pdf format).

Please visit the Elsevier page for ordering information and to learn about the ebook and single chapter versions.

Book: Offshore Safety Management (2nd Edition)

Book: Offshore Safety ManagementThe 2nd edition off Offshore Safety Management provides a comprehensive description of how safety can be managed in the offshore oil and gas industries. It also provides extensive detail on Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS), API's RP 75 Safety and Environmental Program (SEMP) and Safety Cases.

The book has 9 chapters and 352 pages.

Contents

1. Risk Management
2. Major Offshore Events
3. Safety Offshore
4. Regulations and StandardsEngineering Standards
5. Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)
6. Contractors
7. Implementing SEMS
8. Safety Cases
9. Formal Safety Analysis

Further information is available here.

Please visit the Elsevier page for ordering information and to learn about ebook and single chapter versions.   
 

Book: Process Risk and Reliability Management

Book: Process Risk and Reliability Management Process Risk and Reliability Management is a comprehensive book that shows how to develop and manage a risk program in the process industries.

The Process Safety Management (PSM) and the Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) rules are covered in detail.



The book has 16 chapters and 856 pages.

Contents

1.  Operational Integrity Management 
2.  Culture and Employee Involvement
3.  Hazards Identification
4.  Consequence and Likelihood Analysis
5.  Technical Information and Industry Standards
6.  Asset Integrity
7.  Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Analysis 
8.  Operations, Maintenance and Safety
9.  Operating Procedures
10. Training and Competence
11. Emergency Management
12. Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis 
13. Management of Change
14. Audits and Assessments
15. Process Safety Management Compliance 
16. Managing a Risk and Reliability Program

Further information to do with the book's contents is available here.

Please visit the Elsevier page for ordering information and to learn about ebook and single chapter versions.
 

    


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