High Integrity Systems and Safety Management in Hazardous Industries

High Integrity Systems and Safety Management in Hazardous Industries

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This book is about the engineering management of hazardous industries, such as oil and gas production, hydrocarbon refining, nuclear power and the manufacture of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Its scope includes an overview of design standards and processes for high integrity systems,safety management processes as applied to hazardous industries and details best practices in design, operations, maintenance and regulation.

Selected case studies are used to show how the complex multidisciplinary enterprises to design and operate hazardous plant can sometimes fail. This includes the subtlety and fragility of the robust safety culture that is required.

It is aimed at professional engineers who design, build and operate these hazardous plants. This book is also written for business schools and university engineering departments where engineering management is studied.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 17.78mm | 890g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • 0128019964
  • 9780128019962
  • 1,763,966

Table of contents

Part 1: High integrity safety instrumented systems
1. Introduction
2. Design of high integrity instrumentation and control (I&C) systems:
a. Design for high reliability
b. Common mode failure and I&C architecture
c. Selection of logic elements
d. Setting up a high integrity software project
3. The second industrial revolution - the evolution of the computer
4. Cyber security
5. The human-machine interface
6. Managing the safety of ageing I&C equipment

Part 2: Pressure vessels
7. Learning from ignorance - a brief history of pressure vessel integrity and failures

Part 3: Safety management
8. Introduction and safety culture
9. Management systems failures
10. The human factor
11. Refineries
12. Offshore oil production: Piper Alpha and the Cullen Report
13. BP
14. Chernobyl and Fukushima
15. Safety management and safety justification in hazardous industries
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"...easy to read, has plenty of case studies to illustrate the issues being discussed and includes personal experiences.
It is this personal element in the book that makes it so accessible. Rating: 4 Stars" --The Chemical Engineer
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About J. R. Thomson

JR (Jim) Thomson, BSc(Eng), PhD, CEng, FIET, FIMechE, FNucI is an independent consultant, www.safetyinengineering.com, specializing in high integrity systems and safety management. He has worked in plant operations management, engineering management and safety management, and has previously held executive director posts in two international safety consultancies. He has been chair of two international conferences on high-integrity safety systems, and was awarded the Nuclear Institute's Pinkerton Prize 2013
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