CCPS Process Safety Glossary

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The physical properties of a chemical, such as color and smell. Importance...

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A computer language which is appropriate for a specific type of application...

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A generic term for a computer program written for a particular application...

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The collection of applications programs used on a given system.

The subdividing of a risk criterion among a number of risk sources (for...

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Refers to PES equipment status following approved future equipment...

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Refers to PES equipment status following "preproduction". Approved Future...

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Is one layer of a system or subsystem considered adequate protection, in...

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Specific configuration of hardware and software components in a programmable...

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k = Z e-E/RT where k is the specific reaction rate constant in...

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Graph that shows the logarithmic rate of heat production ln(q) versus the...

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The concept that efforts to reduce risk should be continued until the...

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A vapor or gas which can cause unconsciousness or death by suffocation (...

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A process/facility involved in the use, storage, manufacturing, handling or...

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Assets may be categorized in many ways, including people, chemicals,...

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The condition of an asset that is properly designed and installed in...

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A process safety management system for ensuring the integrity of assets...

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A process safety management system for ensuring the integrity of assets...

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A list showing the correspondence between absolute or logical addresses and...

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A risk that has been identified, analyzed, and accepted at the appropriate...

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The layer about 1000 m deep next to the ground that is strongly affected by...

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The low momentum mixing of a gas or vapor with air. The mixing is the...

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A measure of the degree of atmospheric turbulence commonly defined in terms...

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A storage tank designed to operate at any pressure between ambient pressure...

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A storage tank that has been designed to operate at pressures from...

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A model that follows the movement and dilution of a pollutant after it is...

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Random and rapid fluctuations in wind components, which determine the rate...

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A disease-causing virus is weakened (attenuated) by chemicals, aging, or...

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A systematic, independent review to verify conformance with prescribed...

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An inspection of a plant or process unit, drawings, procedures, emergency...

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The proof that systematic documentation of activities was performed in a way...

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The ability to inspect information, documents, and procedures that...

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The organization, office, or individual responsible for approving equipment...

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The increase of the rate of reaction due to the catalyzing effect of the...

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Reaction of which the rate is increased by the catalyzing effect of its...

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The sustained decomposition of a substance without introduction of any other...

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