Process Safety Technical Areas
Bill Effron, Dennis A. Attwood
The increased complexity of security systems may come at the expense of the user. Thus, they must be designed to match their operators' capabilities and limitations.
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Brian D. Kelly
Poor design, inadequate maintenance, and improper operation can all lead to mechanical failure. The basic concepts of pressure relief, when understood and applied properly, can help prevent this failure
The best defense against deliberate acts, such as terrorism, sabotage, vandalism or theft, is the application of inherent security principles to facility design and operation.
Angela E. Summers
Use this step-by-step procedure to apply safety instrumented systems (SISs) and continuously reduce risk.
Susan M. Mitchell
By viewing resiliency as a property of complex systems, it may be possible to develop resilient systems that can withstand unanticipated failures without disastrous consequences.
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Judy Perry, Michelle Murphy, Molly R. Myers
Facilities that handle or generate dusts are at risk for explosions and flash fires. Follow this approach to understand and mitigate your combustible dust hazards.
John F. Murphy
In order to avoid incidents involving reactive chemical hazards, it is useful to understand the types of chemicals and types of equipment involved, as well as the root causes of the incidents.
Judy A. Perry
Use this checklist-based technique of process-hazard analysis (PHA) to identify and assess potential dust hazards and to evaluate safeguards that can mitigate risks.