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Document ID (ISN)29638
CIS number 78-1447
ISSN - Serial title Hydrocarbon Processing
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lawley H.G.
Title Size up plant hazards this way.
Bibliographic information Imperial Chemical Industries, Petrochemicals Division, Safety and Loss Prevention Group, Wilton, Middlesborough, Cleveland TS6 8JE, United Kingdom, 1976. 9p. Illus. 2 ref. Gratis. Offprint from London, United Kingdom, Apr. 1976, Vol.55, No.4, p.247.
Abstract This article proposes a method for searching systematically for every conceivable deviation from the norm involving potential hazards in hydrocarbon processing plants. The technique is based on a checklist of guide words for generation of deviations (possible causes; process deviation; possible consequences - hazard, operating problem or trivial incident). The article considers: principles of the method; cause and effect; planning the study, procedure, analysis, evaluation of problems, action to be taken, study team work and leadership; mandatory checks and continuous studies. Example: operability and hazard study of a proposed ethylene oxide feed system for batch reactors (tables, with checklist of guide words, causes, consequences, action, and diagram).
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; plant safety supervision; petrochemical industry; petroleum refining
Descriptors (secondary) process engineering; check lists; description of technique; chemical processes
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Safety supervision
Petrochemical industry
Chemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry