CCPS Process Safety Glossary

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Systems or procedures, such as water sprays, foam systems, and sheltering...

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A safeguard that is designed to reduce the severity of a loss event....

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Equipment and/or procedures designed to respond to an accident event...

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A safeguard that is designed to reduce loss event impact.

Maximum elevation of mixing in a typical daytime boundary layer.

The specific type of transportation of concern (for example, truck, rail,...

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Mathematically, ru2 (in Newtons/m2), the product of the cloud density and...

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Mathematically, ru2A (in Newtons), the product of the cloud density, speed...

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Accounts for the effects of stability and is proportional to u*3...

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Used in many boundary layer and transport and dispersion models to estimate...

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a highly specific, purified antibody that recognizes only a single epitope...

A simple molecule that is capable of combining with a number of other...

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A structured analysis of an incident directed by insights from historic case...

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An index based on the observed average ratio of casualties to the mass of...

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A device for accomplishing simultaneous transmission of two or more signals...

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A substance or agent capable of altering the genetic material in a living...

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A chemical that produces chromosomal damage.

An inspection/enforcement program designed by OSHA to more thoroughly...

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An event in which an accident (that is, property damage, environmental...

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The area within a few hundred meters downwind of the source where there is...

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An unplanned sequence of events that could have caused harm or loss if...

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The description of less severe incidents (i.e., below the threshold for...

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Vapors or aerosol with a specific gravity greater than ambient air so the...

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The net static liquid head that must be provided on the suction side of the...

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A maximal interconnected group of graphical Elements of a Ladder Diagram...

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A chemical which produce their primary toxic effects on the nervous system...

A gas with density approximately equal to that of air at ambient temperature...

The in-cloud density is equal to the ambient density. Neutral cloud and...

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The ambient boundary layer is well-mixed, with Pasquill stability class D,...

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An exposure concentration at which there are no statistically and...

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Sections of equipment with definite boundaries (e.g., a line between two...

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An event due to causes unassociated with the movement-related aspects of...

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Industries which do not comprise the CPI as their primary function but which...

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A material that, in the form in which it is used and under the conditions...

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Possessing a conductivity of less than 102 pS/m or a resistivity greater...

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Evaluation of an equipment item with the intention of measuring an equipment...

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