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  • Macias, Pete; Barton, Delilah (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2001)
    When an abnormal situation occurs at your facility, management must be prepared, not only to handle the situation itself, but also to effectively communicate with stakeholders. The media is very important vehicle for this ...
  • Moderski, Mark; Mahalingam, Sankar; Eidson, Mark A. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 1998)
    The hazards identified with a new or modified chemical or petroleum refining process can be mitigated in numerous ways. If a system cannot be designed so that it is inherently safe, then other safeguards such as instrumented ...
  • Levin, M. E.; Hill, A. D. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 1999)
    The behavior of polymers and oligomers subjected to elevated temperatures in an air-free environment was recently studied to characterize the energetics of polymer/oligomer decomposition. This work, which focused exclusively ...
  • Levin, M. E.; Hill, A. D. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2000)
    Selected olefins, diolefins, and alkynes have been examined via adiabatic calorimetry to understand the behavior of these species as a function of temperature. APTAC (Automatic Pressure Tracking Adiabatic Calorimeter) and ...
  • Leverenz Jr, Fred; McEldowney, Kelli M. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2001)
    Determining Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) needs is the first step of a long process of complying and maintaining compliance with national and international standards. How a company goes about determining SIS needs can ...
  • Levin, M. E.; Hill, A. D. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2002)
    Samples of various iron oxides suspended above ethylene oxide in an adiabatic calorimeter exhibit exothermic activity at temperatures as low as room temperature. A 7-Fe203 sample was found to show the highest reactivity ...
  • Leggett, David (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 1999)
    Even though chemical process accidents do not have the same severity, they are usually reported without a (semi) quantitative indication of severity. Sometimes attempts are made to identify those accidents where significant ...
  • Cramer, John; Lay, James (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2000)
    Dicyclopentadiene is a reactive monomer used in substantial volume as a key raw material by the unsaturated polyester resin industry. Although the chemistry was well understood from a technical perspective, the process ...
  • Krueger, J.; Smith, D. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2002)
    Offshore quantitative risk assessments (QRA) have historically been complex and costly. For large offshore design projects, the level of detail required for a detailed QRA is often not available until well into the detailed ...
  • Sukmarg, P.; Krishna, K.; Kihm, K; Rogers, W.J.; Mannan, M.S. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2000)
    Heat transfer fluids are widely used in the chemical process industry and are available in a wide range of properties. These fluids are flammable above their flash points and can cause explosions. Though the possibility ...
  • Alderman, John A.; Harding, Marlon (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2000)
    Most companies have standards for fire protection on offshore installations. These standards typically are prescriptive in nature and require that fire protection be installed, generally, without regard to the actual hazard. ...
  • Krishna, Kiran; Rogers, William J.; Mannan. M. Sam (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2002)
    The devastating consequences of aerosol/mist explosions have been widely documented, and there are currently efforts to understand the mechanisms of the formation and explosion of such aerosols. Heat transfer fluids are ...
  • Krishna, Kiran; Kim, T-K; Kihn, K.; Rogers, W.J.; Mannan, M.S. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2001)
    Mist or aerosol explosions present a serious hazard to process industries. Heat transfer fluids are widely used in the chemical process industry, are flammable above their flash points, and can cause explosions. Though the ...
  • Kossoy, Arcady; Benin, A. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2001)
    There is no other way to get original data regarding chemical reaction but experimental study. What kind of experimental technique to use depends on the aim of a study. Nevertheless, there is one almost universal method ...
  • Koseki, Hiroshi; Iwata, Y.; Hasegawa, K.; Akhmestshin, Yu. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2001)
    In order to find the cause of explosive fire which occurred in Japan in June 2000[ 1 ]?the decomposition hazards of hydroxylamine(HA) solution were studied experimentally. The thermal decomposition of HA solution was ...
  • Kletz, Trevor (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2000)
    Although the safety record of the process industries is good, almost all the accidents that occur need not have occurred. Often, after an accident or near-miss, we neglect opportunities to learn and remember: • Accident ...
  • Knack, Rick; Brown, Michelle L. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2001)
    We all pay lip service to the need for good process safety documentation. PHAs are required to be kept for the life of the process and must be readable by the next team in five years. Process safety information provides ...
  • Kletz, Trevor A. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 1998)
    From the 1960s onwards the chemical and oil industries developed and used a number of new safety techniques which, in time, became second nature to those who used them. They included the use of QRA for deciding priorities, ...
  • Kerst, Josh (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 1999)
  • Keren, N.; West, H. H.; Rogers, W. J.; Gupta, P. J.; Mannan, M. S. (Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries, 2002)
    In this paper, a methodology is proposed to combine process safety performance measurements techniques, decision-making strategies, applications of private and generic databases, reliability calculations, and benchmarking ...

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