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CCPS Process Safety Glossary

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Mixing chemicals unintentionally, typically through the use of the same...

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A list showing all the locations in a PES Program at which a selected list...

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A refrigerated liquid gas having a boiling point below -130 F (-90 C) at...

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A method of controlling multi-access computer networks in which each station...

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Critical Steady-State Temperature; The highest ambient temperature at which...

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Continuous-flow Stirred Tank Reactor; A tank reactor characterized by a...

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The rate of transfer of electricity normally expressed in Amperes (Coulombs...

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The current (Amperes) passing through unit area of a material (square...

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The act of receiving current.

The act of supplying current.

Construction of equipment (building) with weak sections to limit the damage...

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The mechanical, chemical, physical, or other process that results in...

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A representation of facts, concepts or instructions in a formalized manner...

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1) A repository for equipment reliability information categorized to...

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A unique compartment of the taxonomy in which data is stored, defined by...

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The equipment that provides the functions required to establish, maintain,...

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The basic items which form a data set or data vector, e.g. component name,...

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The assignment of codes and identifiers to data extracted from plant records...

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A numerical estimate of equipment reliability as a mean or median value of a...

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A data base, report, technical paper, journal article, or conversation which...

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A formal or informal collection of information with a cohesive element which...

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Descriptive text in a given subject area whose primary purpose is to discuss...

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Equipment consisting of digital and instruments that convert the user...

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Only those data elements and numerical values that are used to specify...

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A time frame established for a given data study.

A level of risk that would be perceived by most to be broadly acceptable,...

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A blockage on the discharge side of an operating pump which results in the...

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A blockage on the discharge side of an operating pump which results in the...

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The interval of time between initiation of an input change or stimulus and...

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A logic tree used in reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) to help...

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Completely de-inventorying all materials from a process unit and permanently...

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Breakdown of a material or substance (by heat, chemical reaction,...

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The maximum amount of energy which can be released upon decomposition. The...

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Flames that are produced by exothermic decomposition of certain gases in the...

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Temperature at which spontaneous decomposition occurs. In practice it is...

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Reasoning from the general to the specific. By postulating that a system/...

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