Welcome to Sutton Technical Books. We provide books, ebooks, videos, assessment checklists and safety moments for managers, engineers and executives in the process and energy industries — covering 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.
Much of the material fits within the broad category of Process Safety Management. An overview article on that topic is available here.
We are proud to announce the release of the 2nd edition of Plant Design and Operations. This large and comprehensive book provides practical guidance to do with the design, operation and maintenance of facilities in the process and energy industries.
Our most recent module packages are Storage Tanks in the Process and Energy Industries and Operational Readiness/Prestartup Safety Reviews. Each package includes:
They are priced at $31.50 each.
We have also released a video: History of Process Safety Management. It describes 11 phases in the development of process safety starting with Safety as a Value (early 19th century) and finishing with Culture (Present). The video concludes with some thoughts as to how safety management may change as we enter the ‘Age of Limits’. It is priced at $9.99.
For many of the topics that we cover we publish modules or packages that include:
To learn more please visit our videos page.
|NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material||
NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material is found in many naturally-occurring materials, including some oil and gas deposi
|Acceptable Risk||Acceptable Risk is the level of risk that a community is willing to accept for a project to go forward or for a facility to continue to operate. It is a subjective value depending on factors such as…||Read More|
|Behavior-Based Safety||A behavior-based safety (BBS) program aims to make permanent changes in the manner in which people work. Safety becomes a way of life that is baked into everyone's behavior. It is important to…||Read More|
|Event Tree Analysis||Event Tree Analysis (ETA) uses the same logical and mathematical techniques as Fault Tree Analysis. However, whereas a fault tree analyzes how an undesirable top event may occur, an event tree…||Read More|
|Operational Readiness / Prestartup Safety Reviews||
The purpose of an Operational Readiness/PreStartup Safety Review (PSSR) is to ensure that initial start-ups, or start-ups following major project work, p
|Two Too Many Common Causes||
Common Cause Effect: We write the occasional article to do with lessons to be learned from the on-going, slow motion crisis at the Fu
The material in this article to do with risk perception is taken from the book
|Types of Maintenance||
Process Safety Maintenance
Maintenance work usually falls into one of the following four categories: