A Decision support database for inherently safer designs

R. Srinivasan, K.C. Chia, Anna-Mari Heikkilä, Jari Schabel

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    Abstract

    An inherently safer process relies on naturally occurring phenomena and robust design to eliminate or greatly reduce the need for instrumentation or administrative controls. Such a process can be designed by applying inherent safety (IS) principles such as intensification, substitution, attenuation, limitation of effects, simplification, etc. throughout the design process, from conception until completion. While the general principles and benefits of IS are well known, a searchable collection of inherently safer designs that have been implemented in industry has not been reported. Such a database of inherently safer design (ISD) examples would assist the process designer in the early stages of the design lifecycle when critical design decisions are made. In addition to examples of IS design which have been successfully carried out, the database that we have developed contains process incidents which could have been averted by the application of ISD. In this paper, details of the database, the query engine, and potential applications are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-13
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages287-292
    ISBN (Print)0-444-51368-X, 978-0-444-51368-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event36th European Symposium of the Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering, ESCAPE 2003: European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-13 - Lappeenranta, Finland
    Duration: 1 Jun 20034 Jun 2003

    Publication series

    SeriesComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
    Volume14
    ISSN1570-7946

    Conference

    Conference36th European Symposium of the Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering, ESCAPE 2003
    CountryFinland
    CityLappeenranta
    Period1/06/034/06/03

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    Srinivasan, R., Chia, K. C., Heikkilä, A-M., & Schabel, J. (2003). A Decision support database for inherently safer designs. In European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering-13 (pp. 287-292). Elsevier. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Vol.. 14 https://doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(03)80129-3