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Document ID (ISN)34869
CIS number 81-240
ISSN - Serial title 0141-8246 - Health and Safety at Work
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fitt J.S.
Title Sizing up process plant hazards.
Bibliographic information July 1980, Vol.2, No.11, p.54-57. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract This article describes modifications of hazard and operability studies to identify potential hazards at the design stage, to find methods less demanding of skilled manpower. Description of the Imperial Chemical Industries "Hazop" system, in which the documentation is examined by a team of experienced people, of whom at least one should be skilled in hazard analysis and at least another should have detailed knowledge of the process. A small section of the plant is considered at a time, and for each section every possible deviation from the normal operating condition is considered and its consequence evaluated. Check lists and question forms are reproduced, and an example of a hazard study for a reactor temperature control system is given (method, major hazards, failure of equipment, failure of utilities, maloperation, recommendations).
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; safety by design; hazard evaluation; safety analysis
Descriptors (secondary) chemical reactions; material failure; chemical processes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Risk evaluation