Domino Effects in the Process Industries, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444543244
  • ISBN-13: 9780444543240
  • DDC: 670
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Domino Effects in the Process Industries discusses state-of-the-art theories, conceptual models, insights and practical issues surrounding large-scale knock-on accidents—so-called domino effects—in the chemical and process industries. The book treats such extremely low-frequency phenomena from a technological perspective, studying possible causes and introducing several approaches to assess and control the risks of these scenarios. The authors also examine these events from a managerial viewpoint, discussing single and multi-plant management insights and requirements to take pro-active measures to prevent such events. Academics, regulators, and industrialists who study and analyze domino effects in order to prevent such events will find the book unique and highly valuable.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Historical Background and State of the Art on Domino Effect Assessment.
2: Causes of Domino Effects.
3: Analysis of Past Accidents and Relevant Case-histories.
4: Features of Escalation Scenarios.
5: Overpressure Effects.
6: Heat Radiation Effects.
7: Missile Projection Effects.
8: Other Causes of Escalation.
9: Prevention of Domino Effects from a Technological Perspective.
10: Approaches to Domino Effect Prevention and Mitigation.
11: Threshold-based Approach.
12: Quantitative Assessment of Risk Caused by Domino Accidents.
13: Detailed Studies of Domino Scenarios.
14: Prevention of Domino Effects from a Managerial Perspective.
15: Managing Domino Effects from a Design-based Viewpoint.
16: Managing Domino Effects in a Chemical Industrial Area.
17: Decision Support Systems for Preventing Domino Effects.
Tutorial for Tools for the Quantitative Assessment of Domino Effect Presented in Part II.
Tutorial for the Main Methodologies in Part III.