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.
|Fundamentals of Risk||
This article discusses risk fundamentals in the process and energy industries.The word 'risk' has a wide range of meanings.
|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.
The term 'Safety' as used in the process industries can be divided into three major categories:
|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.
|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
|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|