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Document ID (ISN)54119
CIS number 90-1330
ISBN(s) 0-85-356200-8
Year 1986
Convention or series no. UKAEA SRD R 379
Author(s) Parry S.T.
Title A review of hazard identification techniques and their application to major accident hazards
Bibliographic information United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4NE, United Kingdom, 1986. 37p. 26 ref. GBP 5.00.
Abstract This report reviews the techniques available for identifying hazards associated with the processing, storage and handling of dangerous substances. The identification techniques fall into three categories: comparative methodology relies on experience in the form of codes or checklists; fundamental methodology aims to discover all possible conditions and deviations in order to identify those which may be hazardous; the failure logic diagram approach identifies and structures combinations or sequences of occurrences with accident potential. The report discusses each of these techniques and shows how they may be applied. In addition, explanations are given of check lists and their use; Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies, failure mode and effects analysis and fault logic diagrams. An example illustrates hazard identification techniques as applied to a hypothetical batch reactor process.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; major hazards; hazard evaluation; safety analysis
Descriptors (secondary) occupational safety; check lists; causes of accidents
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Risk evaluation