CCPS Process Safety Glossary

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See Flame Temperature

The period between starting date and ending date.

An early (1978) quantitative risk assessment which evaluated the risks...

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When assessing the capability of an adversary, two distinct capabilities...

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A systematic review of a system's ability to perform to meet system...

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The constant of proportionality between charge and potential difference for...

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A metal or plastic cable used to fix a valve in the open position (car seal...

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A material that has been found by the International Agency for Research on...

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Measures of particulate physical properties (such as bulk density) based on...

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A unique number having up to nine digits that is assigned to a chemical by...

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Device used to collect and segregate particles by their aerodynamic...

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See Pressure Piling

A device that is listed in the manufacturer's catalogue of PES components....

A chemical substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction by...

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A loss with major consequences and unacceptable lasting effects, usually...

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A failure which is both sudden and causes termination of one or more...

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An incident involving a major uncontrolled emission, fire or explosion that...

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An uncontrolled loss of containment of toxic, reactive, or flammable...

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A separate containment vessel intended to receive an emergency discharge...

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A fluid service in which the potential for personnel exposure is judged to...

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A major unplanned, unintended contributor to an incident (a negative event...

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A sequence diagram that graphically depicts an incident from beginning to...

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In the context of hazard evaluation procedures, an initiating cause.

An event, situation, or condition which results, or could result (Potential...

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A method for illustrating the possible outcomes arising from the logical...

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One of the 27 different categories of CPQRA, defined by a unique value for...

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Elevation of plume centerline above ground after plume rise is completed....

The portion of a computer's or microprocessor's logic which executes the...

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The unit of computing system that includes the circuits controlling the...

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Mass-weighted mean height of plume.

A document verifying that a company maintains insurance at a specific...

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Completion of the formal training and qualification requirements specified...

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Element of a finite set of different elements, called the character set,...

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A defined set of representations, called, characters, from which selections...

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The typical wind speed in the obstacle array. Chemical reactions Removal of...

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An excess or deficit of electrons expressed in Coulombs. An electron carries...

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