In conceptual design, process routes can be compared and ranked by using inherent safety indices. In this paper inherent safety index methods presented in literature are compared and their properties and limitations discussed. As a case study, the evaluation of methyl methacrylate process routes is presented. In this case study the results of index methods are compared with expert evaluations of inherent safety level of process routes and the subprocesses included. Also the rankings of process routes given by indices are compared with expert evaluations.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||International Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy - Kanpur, India|
Duration: 1 Dec 2004 → 3 Dec 2004
|Conference||International Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy|
|Period||1/12/04 → 3/12/04|
Rahman, M., Heikkilä, A-M., & Hurme, M. (2004). Comparison of inherent safety indices in process concept evaluation. H-69. Paper presented at International Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Kanpur, India.