Technical Analysis of Accident in Chemical Process Industry and Lessons Learnt

Kamarizan Kidam*, Markku Hurme, Mimi H. Hassim

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Abstract

A study of past accidents in the chemical process industry (CPI) has been carried out. It is found that the majority (73%) of the accidents were caused by technical and engineering failures. Based on the causes of accident and types of equipment failures, five common features of accident in the CPI were identified. The analysis reveals that the contribution of the design to accidents is significant and the advancement of knowledge/technology is not shared effectively by practitioners. Dependency on the add-on control strategy should be reduced and inherently safer or passive engineered must be considered as premier risk reduction strategy to lessen the safety load, for better design and to prevent accident effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISAP4: 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT IN PROCESS INDUSTRY
EditorsSS Buratti
Pages451-456
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Safety & Environment in Process Industry - Florence, Italy
Duration: 14 Mar 201017 Mar 2010
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameChemical Engineering Transactions
PublisherAIDIC SERVIZI SRL
Volume19
ISSN (Print)1974-9791

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Safety & Environment in Process Industry
Abbreviated titleCISAP
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityFlorence
Period14/03/201017/03/2010

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