Process Safety : Practical Applications for Safe and Reliable Operations
This book covers the basics of process safety that are applicable to plant engineering in a targeted, practical way. It assists plant engineers working with process safety systems that impact their daily work and helps them contribute to plant safety, operations, and reliability.
Many process safety books are intended for process safety specialists who may be designing, implementing, or improving process safety systems. This book is intended for those "generalist" engineers who work at plants where process safety systems influence their daily activities. Working within these systems, understanding why they are important, and contributing to overall production safety and reliability are key responsibilities.
This book discusses the value of process safety management and why it is important for plant engineers. The primary focus is on application of these systems: what must a plant engineer understand about process safety to be safe, productive, and ultimately, effective.
Topics include understanding process hazards and events, the design and operation of your facility, what can go wrong and how to respond, making equipment and facility changes safely, maintaining reliable, safe equipment, and monitoring plant safety performance. The book also discusses how to develop expertise and what potential career opportunities may be available in the process safety field.