CCPS Process Safety Glossary

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The minimum temperature for a specified test method, test apparatus (...

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The lowest temperature at which a fuel/oxidant mixture will spontaneously...

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A control system beyond the scope of this standard in which PESs are...

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Also autooxidation or auto-oxidation. A slow, easily initiated, self-...

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The fraction of time that the system is capable of performing its required...

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The concentration averaged over time and/or space.

There are three Average Individual Risks; 1) Average Individual Risk (...

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A measure of societal risk expressed as the average number of fatalities...

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The length of time in atmospheric dispersion testing over which...

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A management system that provides feedback on both internal business...

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Anything used to control, prevent, or impede energy flows.  Includes...

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A sealed enclosure within which operations can be carried out without...

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a process to characterize the current and potential threats to human health...

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An event in a fault tree that represents the lowest level of resolution in...

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A system that responds to input signals from the process and its associated...

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Reactor in which all reactants and solvents are introduced prior to setting...

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A reactor in which the reactants are added to the reactor at the start of...

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Sometimes called batch instruction. The operating procedure for making a...

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The perimeter of a specific manufacturing process area. It is often defined...

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Unit of modulation speed corresponding to a unit interval testing one second...

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A program designed to provide frequent feedback to personnel regarding their...

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Technical laboratory scale (typically between 0.1 and 5 dm3), more...

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A point of reference from which measurements may be made or from which other...

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The comparison of current operating practices to internal or external...

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Amount of expected risk reduction.

A device or system that is comprised of preferably production components,...

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An in-line flame arrester is considered to be bidirectional if: (a) the...

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Either of the "characters" of the "character set" consisting of two...

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A code consisting of the numbers 0 and 1. Can be easily represented in a...

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A numerical representation in which each decimal digital is represented by a...

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Either of the "digits" 0 and 1 when it is used in the "pure binary...

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The amount of dissolved oxygen in water, given in lbs. (kgs) or % that is...

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the sub-discipline within biotechnology that is responsible for translating...

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Bioprocessing makes use of microorganisms, cells in culture or enzymes to...

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A specific combination of work practices, safety equipment, and facilities...

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BIT

An abbreviation for binary digit. A single character in a binary number. A...

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