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Document ID (ISN)58052
CIS number 92-984
ISSN - Serial title 0743-8826 - Hazard Prevention
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gruhn P.
Title The pros and cons of qualitative and quantitative analysis of safety systems
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 1991, Vol.27, No.2, p.6-11. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract There are currently two separate coalitions regarding the analysis of safety/emergency shutdown/interlock systems used in the chemical and petroleum industries. These qualitative versus quantitative differences range from how risk is measured, how safety system performance is measured, and how the two can be related in order to determine which system is appropriate for the application in question. A review of each method is discussed along with their merits and limitations.
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; safety analysis; petrochemical industry; safety planning; major hazards
Descriptors (secondary) fire research; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s)
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Safety devices
Petrochemical industry
Chemical industry
Safety programmes