Welcome

Welcome to Sutton Technical Books. We provide books, ebooks, videos, checklists, blogs and safety moments for managers, engineers and executives in the process and energy industries including chemicals, oil refining, offshore oil and gas and pipelines. Our goal is to provide practical information that will help you design and operate facilities that are safe, efficient and in compliance with rules and regulations.


Storage tanks for the process and energy industriesWe have just released the Module ‘Storage Tanks in the Process and Energy Industries’. It consists of the following:

  • A video.
  • A 5,000 word/18 page ebook.
  • A set of checklists.
  • A set of test questions.

This package is priced at $31.50. Details are available here. The video is available at no cost at YouTube — it gives you a good overview of the components of the module.

Further information is available here. The module can be downloaded here.


Latest Information

Prestartup Safety Review (PSSR) Operational Readiness Review Prestartup (Safety) Reviews

The purpose of a PreStartup Review (PSR) is to ensure that initial start-ups, or start-ups following major project work, proceed safely and smoothly.

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Contractors in the process industries Contractors in the Process Industries

We offer three YouTube videos to do with the management of contractors at process and energy facilities. The total running time is about 30 minutes.

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Event trees in the process and energy industries Event Tree Analysis

​This seven minute video describes the topic of Event Tree Analysis (ETA); It is an example of inductive analysis.

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Fault Tree Analysis in the Process Industries Fault Tree Analysis

Risk can be analyzed in one of two basic ways: inductively or deductively, that is either bottom-up or top-down. In a deductive analysis a system failure is postulated.

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Our Books

Process Risk and Reliability Management

Process Risk and Reliability Management provides comprehensive and practical guidance for the development and implementation of process safety management (PSM), operational integrity and operational excellence programs. It covers design and operations, and shows how to improve not only safety but also reliability, environmental performance, quality and profitability. Techniques and principles are illustrated with numerous examples, chemical plants, refineries, transportation, pipelines, and offshore oil and gas.

Plant Design and Operations

Plant Design and Operations provides practical guidance on the design, operation, and maintenance of process and energy facilities. The book is based on years of hands-on experience gathered during the design and operation of a wide range of facilities in many different types of industry including chemicals, refining, offshore oil and gas, and pipelines. The book helps managers, engineers, operators, and maintenance specialists with highly practical advice and guidance that can be used right away in working situations.

Offshore Safety Management

The production of offshore oil and gas creates many hazards. The danger of fires and explosions is always present, weather conditions can be very harsh, produced gas can contain the highly toxic hydrogen sulfide (H2S), the rigs and platforms are crowded with equipment and machinery, and - if there is an accident - there are few places to which to escape. Therefore, in order to keep these facilities safe, and to protect the environment, companies put in place comprehensive Safety Management Systems (SMS). Offshore Safety Management describes how such systems are developed and implemented.