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EX402A: PROCESS SAFETY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 10:54

Course Overview

To build on the introduction to safety provided in previous years and move towards developing a transcendence of knowledge regarding how the core process engineering fundamentals such as material and energy balancing, thermodynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow and reaction engineering underpin process safety from a systems perspective.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 10 credits (5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Euan Bain

Qualification Prerequisites

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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either EG3504 Process Modelling (Passed) or EX3504 Process Modelling (Passed)
  • EG3599 Project and Safety Management (Passed)
  • Either EG3029 Chemical Thermodynamics (Passed) or EX3029 Chemical Thermodynamics (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either EG3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Passed) or EX3030 Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer (Passed)
  • Either EG3501 Chemical Reaction Engineering (Passed) or EX3501 Chemical Reaction Engineering (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG402A Process Safety (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will cover the following modules: HAZID, LOPA and ISD; Loss of Containment; Toxicology, Flammability and Dispersion; Fires and Explosions; Over Pressure Protection; Plant Layout; P&ID Development; Safety Critical Systems; Incidents that Define Process Safety; Chemical Reaction Process Safety.

Further Information & Notes

This course is only available to candidates following an honours degree programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

33 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%). Resit: Three-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment



Feedback on tutorial work and feedback on continuous assessment will be provided. Students may also receive feedback via discussion in face-to-face teaching sessions.

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