CCPS Process Safety Glossary

A balanced mixture of fuel and oxidizer such that no excess of either...

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As used here, any concentration profile that develops in an enclosure. The...

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Capacitance unessential for the function of a circuit and of relatively...

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Electric currents which wholly or in part do not follow the original...

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The charging current introduced to a system by liquid flow, expressed in...

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Special situations for which models are developed based on empirical...

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A geometrical representation of the variety of depths of study possible for...

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A portion of a system.

Liquids at a temperature above their normal boiling point.

A chemical agent used in a deflagration suppressant system to extinguish the...

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An isolation system using a suppressant.

Layer of depth 50 to 100 m where the friction velocity u* can be assumed...

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The charge per unit area of solid surface expressed in Coulomb/square meter...

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Turbulent heat flux upward from the surface, measured by fast response...

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The resistance across a surface element having unit length and unit width,...

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A measure of the amount of mechanical mixing introduced by the surface...

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A wall-to-surface discharge observed on charged liquids during tanker...

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Pertaining to two or more processes that depend upon the occurrence of a...

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Another name or names by which a material is know. Methyl alcohol, for...

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The rules governing the structure of a language.

A collection of people, machines and methods organized to accomplish a set...

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The individual responsible for designing the complete computerized system....

The accumulated documents relating to a computerized system that are...

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A phase in the development of computerized systems in which the system is...

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The process of selecting optional parts of an operating system and of...

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Failure in one system that propagates to another.

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Software written by the Device manufacturer which defines the operation of...

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A method for determining the detailed performance required of people and...

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A human error analysis method that requires breaking down a procedure or...

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Converting from one isomer into another in organic compounds that differ...

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A hierarchical organization of data cells, where the items contained in a...

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The precise address of a data cell as defined by the classification scheme...

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The precise address of a data cell as defined by the classification scheme...

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Information typically provided to a toller by their client delineating...

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The temperature at which the rate of heat generation of a reaction or...

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