Course: Industrial Process Safety

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Course title Industrial Process Safety
Course code UENM/C304
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ferjenčík Miloš, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Importance of regulations and procedures. Role of deviations. Properties of flammable liquids. Explosion dangerous environment. Manipulation with flammable liquids. Vapour clouds explosions. Vapour clouds formation. Hot work permits. Liquefied gases behaviour. Accidents with LPG and LNG. Domino effects and protection of tanks with LPG. Pressure protection, integrity. Properties of flammable gases. Material safety data sheets. Toxic clouds dispersion. Integrity control of large tanks. Defence in depth. Transportation of dangerous goods. Release investigation. Recurrence prevention. Examples of typical fires. Fire load. Fire risk. Fire prevention, detection, mitigation and extinguishing. Explosions of high explosives. Accidents with industrial fertiliser explosions. Dust explosions. Explosion prevention and mitigation. Runaways. Environmental impact assessment. Major-accident prevension. Dangerous substances and hazards. Accidents with oxidants, water, air, inerts. Human factor. Safety culture. Safety management systems. Industrial accidents which changed world.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Provide students with basic knowledge on motivation for safety management in industrial processes and on tools and techniques which are applied in industry.
Graduate understands meaning and structure of safety management systems. He/she is oriented in issues and tasks which are characteristic for safety assurance in industrial processes and is informed about relevant legislation. The course is recommended as preparation one for Safety Engineering.
Prerequisites
C010 Physics I

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

written test.
Recommended literature
  • FERJENČÍK M.:. Soubor prezentací v Power Pointu k předmětu Průmyslová bezpečnost (Úvod do bezpečnostního inženýrství)..
  • KLETZ T. A. ., Myths of the Chemical Industry or 44 Things a Chemical Engineer Ought NOT to Know, 1984, IChemE, Rugby.
  • KLETZ T. Learning from Accidents, 1993, Buterworth..
  • MARSHALL V. and RUHEMANN S.:. Fundamentals of Process Safety, 2002, IChemE, Rugby.
  • SCHROLL R. C.:. Industrial Fire Protection Handbook, second edition, 2002, CRC Press, Boca Raton.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Surface Protection of Building and Construction Materials (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2013) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2014) Ecology and environmental protection 3 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemistry and Technical Chemistry (2014) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter