52 Process Safety Moments

Ebook: 52 Process Safety Moments

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$19.50 USD

Every week we publish a Safety Moment to do with process safety management and related topics. The first 52 of these have been collected in this 187 page ebook. The Table of Contents is shown below.

This ebook is priced at $19.50 and can be purchased here.

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Contents

Introduction
   Goals   
   Themes
      Common Process Hazards
      Communication
      Dangers of Safety
      Equipment
      Hazards Analysis
      Incidents
      Industries
      Piping and Valves
   Further Information
   Conclusion
Safety Moment #1: The Dangers of Safety
   Mumbai High North
   Piper Alpha   
   Stair Treads  
   Lifeboat Drill 
   Further Information
Safety Moment #2: Common Process Hazards — Static Electricity 
   Static as a Source of Ignition  
   Gas Tank Fire
   Fail Safe Equipment    
   Emergency Response  
  Further Information
Safety Moment #3: Flammable Range and Flash Point   
   Flammable Range  
   Flash Point  
   Flammability and Ignition Limits   
   Autoignition Temperature
   Further Information
Safety Moment #4: Excess Flow Valves     
   Introduction
   Operation   
   Concerns   
   Further Information
Safety Moment #5: Management of Change — Defining Change
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #6: Qualitative Fault Trees    
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #7: No One There
   The Incident
   Lessons Learned
   Further Information 
Safety Moment #8: “But We’re Different, You Know”   
   Introduction
   Industry Special Features  
   Transportation
      Railroads
      Hyperloop
   Two-Way Street
   Further Information
Safety Moment #9: Let’s Not Make Common Cause
  
Overview
   Utilities    
   Example    
   Fukushima-Daiichi   
   Further Information
Safety Moment #10: Common Process Hazards — Nitrogen    
   Introduction
   Oxygen Contamination   
   Breathing Air   
   Backup to Instrument Air  
   Cylinder Color Coding
   Further Information
Safety Moment #11: Black Swans and Bow Ties
   Black Swans
   Bow Ties
   Conclusion
   Further Information
Safety Moment #12: The (Process Safety) Two Second Rule
   Polystyrene Runaway Reaction  
   Piper Alpha    
   Conclusion    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #13: Education and Training
   Overview
   Training
   Troubleshooting / Education
   Expert Assistance
   Further Information
Safety Moment #14: Operating Procedures — Defining Terms    
  
Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #15: Important HAZOP Guidewords    
  
High Flow    
   Low / No Flow  
   Reverse Flow
   Misdirected Flow
   Further Information
Safety Moment #16: Common Process Hazards — Drainage Systems 
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #17: Safe Limits   
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #18: Incident Investigation: Words, Words, Words
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #19: Root Cause Analysis   
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #20: “Young Man, It’s Turtles All The Way Down” 
   Root Causes
   Further Information
Safety Moment #21: The Road Not Taken
   Root Cause Analysis
   Further Information
Safety Moment #22: Clear Your Mind of Cant 
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #23: More Dangers of Safety  
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #24: Personnel Transfer (Billy Pugh) Baskets
   Net Baskets
   Flotation
   Rigid Frame Baskets
   Operational Guidance
   Further Information
Safety Moment #25: Noise Limits    
   Normal Operations   
   Special Operations    
   Intermittent or Fluctuating Noise    
   Emergency Conditions  
   Specific Situations    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #26: A Missed Opportunity    
Safety Moment #27: Audits and Assessments
 
  Audits   
   Assessments   
   Team Relationship
   Further Information
Safety Moment #28: Catching Samples   
   Procedures
   Sample Point Connections   
   Sample Point Locations   
   Operations    
   Sample Loops   
   Further Information
Safety Moment #29: The Hazards Analysis Report
   Table of Contents    
   Report Publication Sequence   
   Further Information
Safety Moment #30: HAZOPs and P&ID Reviews    
   Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
   HAZOPs
Safety Moment #31: The 26-Year Old HAZOP    
   Overview
   Leaders, Facilitators and Scribes    
      Casual Comments    
      Jokes and Laughter  
      Throw Away Comments   
      Previous Incidents    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #32: Hot Tapping  
   Precautions 
   Procedure   
   Safety Concerns   
   Further Information
Safety Moment #33: Bang, Bang  
Safety Moment #34: The Purloined Letter  
 
  Surprise, Surprise   
   Example: The Ethylene Oxide Reactor    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #35: Safety Shower Layout    
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #36: Common Process Hazards — Utilities  
 
  Process Contamination  
   Electrical Power Failure  
   Reverse Flow to a Utility Header    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #37: Maximum Allowable Working Pressure    
   Definition
   Design Process
   Effect of Temperature
   Further Information
Safety Moment #38: Memories  
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #39: Response to a Threatening Call   
Safety Moment #40: The Missing Operating Procedure

   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #41: Survivability of Utilities    
   Fault Tree Terminology
   Fukushima-Daiichi    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #42: Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPs) Matrix    
   Overview
   Further Information
Safety Moment #43: “Double Contingency Doesn’t Count, You Know”    
 
  Example
   Case Study
   Hazard Analysis Techniques    
      Qualitative Fault Tree Analysis 
      Layers of Protection Analysis    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #44: Types of Maintenance
   Overview
      Repair Maintenance
      Condition-Based Maintenance
      Reliability-Centered Maintenance    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #45: Inherent Safety
 
  Inherent Safety 
   Passive Safety 
   Active Safety    
   Procedural / Administrative Safety   
   Conclusion    
   Further Information
Safety Moment #46: Interface Hazards Analysis
   Multiple Operations
   Interface Hazards Analysis
   Further Information
Safety Moment #47: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
   Lagging Indicators
   Leading Indicators
   Further Information
Safety Moment #48: What to Do?
   The Leaking Pump
   The Failed Gasket
   Further Information
Safety Moment #49: The Safety Manual
   Table of Contents
   Further Information
Safety Moment #50: Temporary Change
   Management of Change
   Features of Temporary Change
   Further Information
Safety Moment #51: Limitations of Risk Matrices  
   Risk Matrices
   Further Information
Safety Moment #52: The Important Few / The Unimportant Many
   Introduction
   The Pareto Principle
   Finding the Important Few
   Further Information

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