Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Hazard Identification, Assessment and Control

Author: Sam Mannan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0750675551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 3680

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Over the last three decades the process industries have grown very rapidly, with corresponding increases in the quantities of hazardous materials in process, storage or transport. Plants have become larger and are often situated in or close to densely populated areas. Increased hazard of loss of life or property is continually highlighted with incidents such as Flixborough, Bhopal, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, the Phillips 66 incident, and Piper Alpha to name but a few. The field of Loss Prevention is, and continues to, be of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, because of the trend for processing plants to become larger and often be situated in or close to densely populated areas, thus increasing the hazard of loss of life or property. This book is a detailed guidebook to defending against these, and many other, hazards. It could without exaggeration be referred to as the "bible" for the process industries. This is THE standard reference work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals. For years, it has been the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing reference instead. Frank Lees' world renowned work has been fully revised and expanded by a team of leading chemical and process engineers working under the guidance of one of the world's chief experts in this field. Sam Mannan is professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, and heads the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M. He received his MS and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and joined the chemical engineering department at Texas A&M University as a professor in 1997. He has over 20 years of experience as an engineer, working both in industry and academia New detail is added to chapters on fire safety, engineering, explosion hazards, analysis and suppression, and new appendices feature more recent disasters. The many thousands of references have been updated along with standards and codes of practice issued by authorities in the US, UK/Europe and internationally. In addition to all this, more regulatory relevance and case studies have been included in this edition. Written in a clear and concise style, Loss Prevention in the Process Industries covers traditional areas of personal safety as well as the more technological aspects and thus provides balanced and in-depth coverage of the whole field of safety and loss prevention. - A must-have standard reference for chemical and process engineering safety professionals - The most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment and laws that pertain to process safety - Only single work to provide everything; principles, practice, codes, standards, data and references needed by those practicing in the field
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Hazard Analysis Techniques for System Safety

Author: Clifton A. Ericson, II

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119101689

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

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Explains in detail how to perform the most commonly used hazard analysis techniques with numerous examples of practical applications Includes new chapters on Concepts of Hazard Recognition, Environmental Hazard Analysis, Process Hazard Analysis, Test Hazard Analysis, and Job Hazard Analysis Updated text covers introduction, theory, and detailed description of many different hazard analysis techniques and explains in detail how to perform them as well as when and why to use each technique Describes the components of a hazard and how to recognize them during an analysis Contains detailed examples that apply the methodology to everyday problems
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Offshore Process Safety

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128140283

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

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Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume Two, the latest release in a serial that publishes fully commissioned methods papers across the field of process safety, risk assessment, and management and loss prevention, aims to provide informative, visual and current content that appeals to both researchers and practitioners in process safety. This new release contains unique chapters on offshore safety, offshore platform safety, human factors in offshore operation, marine safety, safety during well drilling and operation, safety during processing (top side), safety during transportation of natural resources (offshore pipeline), and regulatory context Helps acquaint the reader/researcher with the fundamentals of process safety Provides the most recent advancements and contributions on the topic from a practical point-of-view Presents users with the views/opinions of experts in each topic Includes a selection of the author(s) of each chapter from among the leading researchers and/or practitioners for each given topic
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Physical Asset Management

Author: Nicholas Anthony John Hastings

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848827516

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 370

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Physical asset management is the management of fixed or non-current assets such as equipment and plant. Physical Asset Management presents a systematic approach to the management of these assets from concept to disposal. The general principles of physical asset management are discussed in a manner which makes them accessible to a wide audience, and covers all stages of the asset management process, including: initial business appraisal; identification of fixed asset needs; financial evaluation; logistic support analysis; life cycle costing; maintenance strategy; outsourcing; cost-benefit analysis; disposal; and renewal. Physical Asset Management addresses the needs of existing and potential asset managers, and provides an introduction to asset management for professionals in related disciplines, such as finance. The book provides both an introduction and a convenient reference work, covering all the main areas of physical asset management.
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On-line Fault Detection and Supervision in the Chemical Process Industries, 2001

(CHEMFAS-4) : a Proceedings Volume from the 4th IFAC Workshop, Jejudo Island, Korea, 7-8 June 2001

Author: G. Stephanopoulos,José Alberto Romagnoli,En Sup Yoon

Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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This proceedings contains papers from the IFAC Symposium on On-line Fault Detection and Supervision in the Chemical Process Industries (CHEMFAS-4), held in Jejudo Island, Korea, 7-8 June 2001. The proceedings includes theoretical contributions, as well as a wide range of industrial applications in process fault diagnosis, monitoring, and advanced supervision. The papers are organized around the following themes: fault detection and diagnosis, statistical and trend analysis, methodologies, sensor location and data reconciliation and applications. The driving forces for on-line fault detection and improved supervision of process operation include human safety, environmental safeguards, and equipment protection, as well as economic considerations such as the improvement of product quality, increased production, and so on. These diverse incentives, together with the development and evaluation of novel methodologies for on-line process supervision and management, form the focus of the symposium and of the papers in this Proceedings. Altogether over 60 papers are presented, covering strategies including model-based and data-driven approaches, as well as knowledge-based systems, statistical techniques, and AI-based pattern recognition techniques. All the work presented is at the cutting edge of research in this dynamic field.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen

Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446215337

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Page: 386

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Guidelines for chemical process quantitative risk analysis

Author: American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Center for Chemical Process Safety

Publisher: Wiley-AIChE

ISBN: 9780816907205

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 754

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Chemical process quantitative risk analysis (CPQRA) as applied to the CPI was first fully described in the first edition of this CCPS Guidelines book. This second edition is packed with information reflecting advances in this evolving methodology, and includes worked examples on a CD-ROM. CPQRA is used to identify incident scenarios and evaluate their risk by defining the probability of failure, the various consequences and the potential impact of those consequences. It is an invaluable methodology to evaluate these when qualitative analysis cannot provide adequate understanding and when more information is needed for risk management. This technique provides a means to evaluate acute hazards and alternative risk reduction strategies, and identify areas for cost-effective risk reduction. There are no simple answers when complex issues are concerned, but CPQRA2 offers a cogent, well-illustrated guide to applying these risk-analysis techniques, particularly to risk control studies. Special Details: Includes CD-ROM with example problems worked using Excel and Quattro Pro. For use with Windows 95, 98, and NT.
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Leadership Challenge

Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527503742

Category: Executive ability

Page: 382

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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.
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Menschentier

Author: Indra Sinha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940111876

Category:

Page: 508

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Überwachen und Strafen

die Geburt des Gefängnisses

Author: Michel Foucault

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518387719

Category: Bürgerliche Gesellschaft - Disziplinierung - Geschichte

Page: 396

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Staubexplosionen

Ablauf und Schutzmaßnahmen

Author: Wolfgang Bartknecht

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662100495

Category: Science

Page: 267

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Third Report

The Control of Major Hazards

Author: Great Britain. Advisory Committee on Major Hazards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780118837538

Category: Chemicals

Page: 66

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Gesetze der Angst

jenseits des Vorsorgeprinzips

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518584798

Category: Civil rights

Page: 343

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Der Toyota Weg

Erfolgsfaktor Qualitätsmanagement

Author: Liker Jeffrey K.

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862484440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Mit seiner Unternehmensführung ist Toyota seit langem Vorbild für Firmen aus den unterschiedlichsten Branchen. Fast alle Automobilhersteller versuchten mehr oder weniger erfolgreich das legendäre Toyota-Produktionssystem (TPS) zu kopieren, das zum Ziel hat, die Kundenzufriedenheit in den drei Bereichen Qualität, Lieferzeit und Kosten zu erhöhen. Aufgrund des verschärften Wettbewerbs in der Automobilbranche drängt sich jetzt die Frage nach den Faktoren des Erfolgs immer mehr in den Mittelpunkt. Jeffrey K. Liker befasst sich in seinem Buch „Der Toyota Weg“ ausführlich mit dem warum und wieso. Aus zahlreichen Interviews und eigenen Anschauungen filtert der Autor die 14 Managementprinzipien heraus, die den Kern des Toyota-Erfolgs ausmachen. Diese Prinzipien untermauert er eindrucksvoll mit einer Fülle von Details, Anekdoten und Interview-Auszügen. Leicht verständlich erklärt er dem Leser die Managementsysteme, die Denkweise und die Philosophie, auf denen der Erfolg von Toyota basiert. So vermittelt er wertvolle Erkenntnisse, die sich auf jeden beliebigen Geschäftszweig bzw. jede Geschäftssituation übertragen lassen.
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