Process Systems Risk Management provides complete coverage of risk management concepts and applications for safe design and operation of industrial and other process facilities. The whole life cycle of the process or product is taken into account, from its conception to decommissioning.
The breadth of human factors in risk management is also treated, ranging from personnel and public safety to environmental impact and business interruption. This unique approach to process risk management is firmly grounded in systems engineering. Numerous examples are used to illustrate important concepts -drawn from almost 40 years authors' experience in risk analysis, assessment and management, with applications in both on- and off-shore operations.
This book is essential reading on the relevant techniques to tackle risk management activities for small-, medium- and large-scale operations in the process industries. It is aimed at informing a wide audience of industrial risk management practitioners, including plant managers, engineers, health professionals, town planners, and administrators of regulatory agencies.
- A computational perspective on the risk management of chemical processes
- A multifaceted approach that includes the technical, social, human and management factors
- Includes numerous examples and illustrations from real life incidents
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Estimation, Presentation and Perception
3. System Models for Risk Management
4. Identifying Hazards and Operational Problems
5. Analysing the Consequences of Incidents
6. Effect Models for Consequence Analysis
7. Vulnerability Models
8. Estimating the Likelihood of Incidents
9. Risk Estimation
10. Decision Making under Uncertainty
11. Process Safety Management Systems
12. Life Cycle Risk Management Tools
13. Management of Major Hazard Facilities
14. Auditing Process Safety Management Systems
15. Land Use Planning Risk Management
Ian Cameron is Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland with teaching, research, and consulting activities in process systems engineering. He has a particular interest in process modelling, dynamic simulation, and the application of functional systems perspectives to risk management, having extensive industrial experience in these areas. He continues to work closely with industry and government on systems approaches to process and risk management issues. He received his BE from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and his PhD from imperial College London. He is a Fellow of IChemE.