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EG50T4: PROCESS RISK IDENTIFICATION & MANAGEMENT (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:09


Course Overview

Historical safety/loss trends set the context for the topic. Major process hazards are reviewed with the accident process.  Legislative frameworks utilised by industry are presented, highlighting differences between regions.

Hazard management systems and supporting safety analysis techniques are presented.  These include: HAZID; LOPA; HAZOP; Event Trees; FMEA.  ALARP is presented and reinforced by example.

Management measures to prevent major accidents (Major Accident Prevention Policies, MAPP; Safety Management Systems, SMS) and the role of the legislator are presented.

Candidates analyse major accidents and use the taught material to identify barriers which failed and establish underlying causes of accidents.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Waheed Afzal

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

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Historical safety and loss trends are discussed to set the context for the topic. The major process hazards are reviewed togethe with the accident process. The legislative framework utilised by industry worldwide is presented with differences between regions being identified.

Hazard management systems and the supporting safety analysis techniques are presented. These include: Inherent Safety; Hazard Identification (HAZID); Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA); Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP); Event Trees; Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). The concept of ALARP is presented and reinforced by example.

The development of management measuares to prevent major accidents (Major Accident Prevention Policies, MAPP; Safety Management Systems, SMS) and the role of the legislator are presented.

Candidates will analyse a number of major accidents and use the taught material to identify the barriers which failed and thereby establish the underlying causes of the accidents

Further Information & Notes

Registered for MSc in Process Safety 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Process Safety

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)

Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Feedback is given in the form of discussion with course tutors in contact sessions and on VLE and return of continually assessed work.

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