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Sutton Technical Books logoWelcome 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.

For the latest information to do with our publications please visit one of our blogs. They are:

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Latest Releases

Sutton Technical Books for Process Safety ManagementOur most recent releases are two module packages. Their titles are Storage Tanks in the Process and Energy Industries and Operational Readiness/Prestartup Safety Reviews. Each package includes:

 

 

  • A video;
  • An ebook (.pdf format);
  • A set of  assessment questions that help you evaluate the status of your program; and
  • A set of test questions.

They are priced at $31.50 each.

 

History of Process Safety ManagementWe 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Modules

For many of the topics that we cover we publish modules or packages that include:
 

  • An ebook;
  • A video;
  • An assessment tool that allows you to assess the status of your the elements of your process safety program; and
  • A test.

To learn more please visit our videos page.
 

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Latest Information

Fundamentals of risk management in the process industries Fundamentals of Risk Risk

This article discusses risk fundamentals in the process and energy industries.The word 'risk' has a wide range of meanings.

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Energy and Process Industries The Energy and Process Industries

Energy and Process Industries. Most of the information provided in our publications and at this site applies to the process industries overall - it is not industry specific.

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Inherent safety in the process industries Inherent Safety

The term 'Safety' as used in the process industries can be divided into three major categories: 

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HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

Risk management programs are usually part of a facility's Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) program.

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Storage tanks in the process and energy industries Storage Tanks in the Process and Energy Industries

Storage tanks are widely used in the process industries to store liquids that are below their boiling point at atmospheric temperature (some tanks may be insulated and they may have heating or cool

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Offshore Safety Management SEMS Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) The SEMS rule applies to oil and gas operations in U.S. waters. It is administered by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The rule holds the facility accountable for the… Read More