CCPS Process Safety Glossary

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A diagram that shows the material flow from one piece of equipment to the...

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An organized effort to identify and evaluate hazards associated with...

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A PSM program element that includes work activities to gather, organize,...

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The stages that a physical process or a management system goes through as it...

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The material (i.e., chemical substances) processed by the equipment.

The material processed by the equipment.

A disciplined framework for managing the integrity of operating systems and...

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The combination of knowledge, skill, expertise, and training needed to deem...

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The common set of values, behaviors, and norms at all levels in a facility...

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An event that is potentially catastrophic, i.e., an event involving the...

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physical, chemical, and toxicological information related to the chemicals,...

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A management system that is focused on prevention of, preparedness for,...

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Comprehensive sets of policies, procedures, and practices designed to ensure...

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A standard of measurement or indicator of process safety management...

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

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A process safety system comprises the design, procedures, and hardware...

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The indication of the degree of aggressiveness of the process medium on the...

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The management practice supporting a philosophy of service to customers and...

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Chemicals produced during a reaction process

A series of actions proposed in order to achieve a certain result.

An implementation program level under the EPA RMP Rule. Applies to those...

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An implementation program level under the EPA RMP Rule. Applies to certain...

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An implementation program level under the EPA RMP Rule. Applies to certain...

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A collection of available computer programs and routines.

An ongoing commitment to managing risk, improving continuously, reacting to...

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A controller which has a human interface that allows the determination of...

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A user's built configuration consisting of a programmable controller and...

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An individual PE device or a series of interconnected PE devices {e.g.,...

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A system based on a computer connected to sensors and/or actuators in a...

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Abbreviation for programmable logic controller, microcomputer-based control...

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A PLC is a PE programmable controller (e.g, a PES device, a PE logic solver...

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A Catalogued Peripheral to assist in programming, testing, commissioning,...

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A phase in the development of computerized systems in which a brief...

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Periodic test performed to detect dangerous hidden failures in a system so...

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The time interval between checking a protection system.

The interval of time between two successive proof tests. Dimension (Time...

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