Environmental Management Systems Handbook for Refineries

  • ID: 2685496
  • Book
  • 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

Preface


1 Is Compliance Enough?


Introduction


Environmental Cost Accounting


Liabilities for Simply Meeting Minimum Compliance Requirements


Understanding the Elements of an EMS


2 Getting an EMS Started


Introduction


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


Introduction


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


Introduction


Benefits That Improve Competitiveness


A Case Study on Greening the Supply Chain


Greening the Supply Chain


5 Conducting Cleaner Production Audits


Introduction


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


Introduction


The Methodology Applied


Environmental Management System Structure


The Initial Environmental Review


Final Remarks


7 Cleaner Production Case Studies


Introduction


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


Index


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