CCPS Process Safety Glossary

The minimum voltage for spark breakdown of a specified gas mixture between...

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An industrial or commercial property that is abandoned or underused and...

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A higher energy form of corona discharge characterized by low frequency...

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Models used for estimating the flow and dispersion in and near the...

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A partial surface discharge created during bulking of powder in containers,...

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The in-cloud density is less than the ambient density, due to the emissions...

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Mathematically, (rcld – rair)gVcld (in Newtons), the product of the...

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See Positively Buoyant Gas.

Generated by heating of the ground surface by the sun and is suppressed by...

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The ability of a flame arrester to maintain its mechanical integrity and...

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Burning velocity is the speed at which a flame front propagates relative to...

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Bus

One or more conductors used for transmitting signals or power from one or...

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A data element of length 8 bits.

The letter "C" or the word "ceiling" on the TLV or PEL shows the highest...

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See Flame Temperature

The period between starting date and ending date.

California Meteorological and California Puff Models (Scire et al., 1998)...

A systematic review of a system's ability to perform to meet system...

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The constant of proportionality between charge and potential difference for...

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A metal or plastic cable used to fix a valve in the open position (car seal...

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A cancer-causing material.

Importance: If a substance is known to be...

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A unique number having up to nine digits that is assigned to a chemical by...

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See Pressure Piling

A device that is listed in the manufacturer's catalogue of PES components....

A chemical substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction by...

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A loss of extraordinary magnitude in physical harm to people, with damage...

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A failure which is both sudden and causes termination of one or more...

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An incident involving a major uncontrolled emission, fire or explosion that...

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Incidents that have major consequences with unacceptable lasting effects,...

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Under OSHA PSM and EPA RMP, it means a major uncontrolled emission, fire, or...

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A fluid service in which the potential for personnel exposure is judged to...

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is a major unplanned, unintended contributor to the incident (a negative...

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An event, situation, condition that results, or could result, directly or...

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An event, situation, or condition which results, or could result (Potential...

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A method for illustrating the possible outcomes arising from the logical...

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cc

Cubic centimeter; a volume measurement in the metric system, equal in...

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