Comparison of inherent safety indices in process concept evaluation

Mostafizur Rahman, Anna-Mari Heikkilä, Markku Hurme

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    Abstract

    In conceptual design, process routes can be compared and ranked by using inherent safety indices. In this paper some inherent safety index methods presented in literature are compared and their properties and limitations discussed. As a case study, the inherent safety evaluation of methyl methacrylate process routes is presented. Three index based inherent safety evaluation methods are compared with expert evaluations on methyl methacrylate process routes and their subprocesses. Also the index based inherent safety ranking of process routes is compared with an expert ranking.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-334
    JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
    Volume18
    Issue number4-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • inherent safety index
    • index comparison
    • methyl methacrylate process
    • process control
    • process design
    • process industry

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    In: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 18, No. 4-6, 07.2005, p. 327-334.

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