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dc.contributor.advisorFord, David M.
dc.creatorFang, Jayming Sha
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-30T23:27:52Z
dc.date.available2006-10-30T23:27:52Z
dc.date.created2006-08
dc.date.issued2006-10-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4272
dc.description.abstractAn increasing emphasis on chemical process safety over the last two decades has led to the development and application of powerful risk assessment tools. Hazard analysis and risk evaluation techniques have developed to the point where quantitatively meaningful risks can be calculated for processes and plants. However, the results are typically presented in semi-quantitative “ranked list” or “categorical matrix” formats, which are certainly useful but not optimal for making business decisions. A relatively new technique for performing valuation under uncertainty, Value at Risk (VaR), has been developed in the financial world. VaR is a method of evaluating the probability of a gain or loss by a complex venture, by examining the stochastic behavior of its components. We believe that combining quantitative risk assessment techniques with VaR concepts will bridge the gap between engineers and scientists who determine process risk and business leaders and policy makers who evaluate, manage, or regulate risk. We present a few basic examples of the application of VaR to hazard analysis in the chemical process industry. We discover that by using the VaR tool we are able to present data that allows management to make better informed decisions.en
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen
dc.subjectprocessen
dc.subjectsafetyen
dc.subjectVaRen
dc.subjectbenefiten
dc.subjectanalysisen
dc.subjecteconomicen
dc.titleMaking the business case for process safety using value-at-risk conceptsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentChemical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCline, Daren B.H.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMannan, M. Sam
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen
dc.type.materialtexten
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen


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