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This book 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.
The information provided will help executives, managers and technical professionals achieve not only their current PSM goals but also to make the transition to a broader operational integrity strategy. The book focuses on the energy and process industries — from refineries to pipelines, chemical plants, transportation, energy and offshore facilities. The techniques described in the book can also be applied to a wide range of non-process industries.
The book is both thorough and practical. It discusses theoretical principles in a wide variety of areas such as management of change, risk analysis, and incident investigation, and then goes on to show how these principles work in practice, either in the design office or in an operating facility. The OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and BSEE Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) rules are covered in detail.
The second edition has been expanded, revised and updated and many new sections have been added including: the impact of resource limitations, a review of some recent major incidents, the value of story-telling as a means of conveying process safety values and principles, and the impact of the proposed changes to the OSHA PSM standard.
The book has 20 chapters and 770 pages. (Details to do with each of the chapters are provided at the bottom of this page.)
- Risk Management
- Compliance and Standards
- Culture and Participation
- Technical Information
- Hazard Identification
- Operating Procedures
- Training and Competence
- Prestartup Reviews
- Asset Integrity
- Management of Change
- Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
- Emergency Management
- Audits and Assessments
- Consequence Analysis
- Frequency Analysis
- Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
- Managing a Risk and Reliability Program
- Project Management
- The Risk Management Professional
|. . . Sutton says, "the best way of ensuring that a facility is safe and productive is to design it correctly in the first place, but, regardless of the quality of the design, it has to be operated by real people. This book," he goes on, "seeks to help both designers and operators."
And so it does. There's a wealth of very practical advice in this book, and if you implement the strategies Sutton suggests, you will have a safe, productive, and sustainable plant.
Walter Boyes, Editor in Chief Control Global
This unique book is to safety what Perry's is to Chemical Engineering. Fully of practical facts and advice and invaluable to the novice or seasoned professional; and a comprehensive reference. Since acquiring my copy I have used it frequently and it has provided the answers I needed. I highly recommend it.
In my opinion, the author has produced an excellent book, replete with much useful and practical information, figures, and tables. Many of the references are also very recent (some as late as 2009 and 2010). It is a practical guide and roadmap to making the shift from Process Safety Management programs to Operational Integrity regimes that focus on increasing performance not just in safety, but also in environmental compliance, quality control, and overall profitability.
Ian provides comprehensive guidance on the development, implementation and evaluation of process risk and process safety programs.
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Chapter 1 — Risk Management
Chapter 2 — Compliance and Standards
Chapter 3 — Culture and Participation
Chapter 4 — Technical Information
Chapter 5 — Hazard Identification
Chapter 6 — Operating Procedures
Chapter 7 — Training and Competence
Chapter 8 — Prestartup Reviews
Chapter 9 — Asset Integrity
Chapter 10 — Management of Change
Chapter 11 — Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis
Chapter 12 — Emergency Management
Chapter 13 — Audits and Assessments
Chapter 14 — Consequence Analysis
Chapter 15 — Frequency Analysis Chapter 16 Reliability, Availability and Maintainability
Chapter 17 — Managing a Risk and Reliability Program
Chapter 18 — Project Management
Chapter 19 — Contractors
Chapter 20 — The Risk Management Professional
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.