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Environmental Management Systems Handbook for Refineries

  • ID: 2685496
  • Book
  • March 2006
  • 310 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This book offers refineries a practical guide for implementing environmental management systems (EMS).The author, who has implemented hundreds of successful EMS programs throughout North America, Europe, Russia and the Middle East, provides a detailed explanation of what an EMS is and how it can benefit refinery operations in complying with environmental laws and improving the overall efficiency of their operations. The author's approach has been recognized internationally as an integrated model that captures improved compliance and financial savings by reducing operating costs through dedicated pollution prevention programs.

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About the Author


1 Is Compliance Enough?


Environmental Cost Accounting

Liabilities for Simply Meeting Minimum Compliance Requirements

Understanding the Elements of an EMS

2 Getting an EMS Started


Practical Aspects of an EMS

Examples of EMSs

Defining Pollution Prevention and Related Terminology

Pollution Prevention within the Context of an EMS

The Initial Environmental Review

3 Integrating Cleaner Production with an EMS


The Link between Pollution Prevention and an EMS

Integrating EMS and CP/P2

The Role of an Environmental Management Information System

Recommended References

4 Improving Competitiveness through an EMS


Benefits That Improve Competitiveness

A Case Study on Greening the Supply Chain

Greening the Supply Chain

5 Conducting Cleaner Production Audits


In-Plant Assessment and Pollution Prevention

The Environmental Management Hierarchy

Reasons to Prevent Pollution

Improving Product Quality through Total Quality Environmental Management

Steps to Conducting CP/P2 Audits

Toolkit and Worksheets

6 IER Case Study


The Methodology Applied

Environmental Management System Structure

The Initial Environmental Review

Final Remarks

7 Cleaner Production Case Studies


CP/P2 Case Study at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company, Zarqa, Jordan

CP/P2 Case Study at the Chevron Products Company, Richmond Refinery, United States

CP/P2 Case Study at the Beijing Yanshan Chemical Corporation, China

CP/P2 Case Study at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Gujarat Refinery, Vaodara, India

CP/P2 Case Study at California Refineries


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Cheremisinoff, Nicholas
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