Process chemicals: An ever present concern during plant shutdowns

Yngve Malmén (Corresponding Author), Minna Nissilä, Kimmo Virolainen, Pasi Repola

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    Abstract

    Chemical accidents during process plant shutdowns may have severe consequences. In spite of this, the safety management systems in place in many companies still mainly cover the normal operations and little explicitly addresses the maintenance shutdown and plant start-up phases. A Finnish research project found that the level of safety during shutdowns is more closely related to the skills of key individuals at the plants and less due to the systematic safety management system of the companies. A guidebook on the topic in conjunction with tools to improve the situation were developed during the project in order to help the companies improve their documentation associated with chemical safety during shutdowns.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)249-252
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
    Volume23
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • process chemicals
    • plant shutdown
    • safety management systems
    • hazard identification method
    • safety audit
    • work permits

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    Malmén, Yngve ; Nissilä, Minna ; Virolainen, Kimmo ; Repola, Pasi. / Process chemicals : An ever present concern during plant shutdowns. In: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 2010 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 249-252.
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    Process chemicals : An ever present concern during plant shutdowns. / Malmén, Yngve (Corresponding Author); Nissilä, Minna; Virolainen, Kimmo; Repola, Pasi.

    In: Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2010, p. 249-252.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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