Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants

Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants
Author: Joaquim Casal
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN 10: 044463892X
ISBN 13: 9780444638922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants Book Review:

Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants, Second Edition, covers the essential aspects of a diverse range of major accidents including fires, explosions and toxic clouds, and provides the key models necessary to calculate their effects and consequences with applications to real incidents. New topics in this up-to-date edition include dust explosions, evaluation of frequencies and probabilities, domino effect, transportation of hazardous materials, and analysis of significant accidents. The new edition of Evaluation of the Effects and Consequences of Major Accidents in Industrial Plants is a valuable resource to engineers from the chemical/petrochemical industry and those working with the transportation of hazardous materials (by road, rail, or pipelines), in addition to engineering companies and academics alike. Evaluates the expected/probable occurrence frequency of major accidents Describes the main features of fires, explosions and toxic releases Includes mathematical modeling of major accidents, evaluation of their effects, and consequences on people and equipment Explains how to perform a Quantitative Risk Analysis

Nutritional Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease

Nutritional Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disease
Author: Alan L Buchman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN 10: 1138001236
ISBN 13: 9781138001237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This evidence-based book serves as a clinical manual as well as a reference guide for the diagnosis and management of common nutritional issues in relation to gastrointestinal disease. Chapters cover nutrition assessment; macro- and micronutrient absorption; malabsorption; food allergies; prebiotics and dietary fiber; probiotics and intestinal microflora; nutrition and GI cancer; nutritional management of reflux; nutrition in IBS and IBD; nutrition in acute and chronic pancreatitis; enteral nutrition; parenteral nutrition; medical and endoscopic therapy of obesity; surgical therapy of obesity; pharmacologic nutrition, and nutritional counseling.

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis

Safety  Reliability and Risk Analysis
Author: R.D.J.M. Steenbergen,P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder,S. Miraglia,A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 1315815591
ISBN 13: 9781315815596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis Book Review:

During the last decade there have been increasing societal concerns over sustainable developments focusing on the conservation of the environment, the welfare and safety of the individual and at the same time the optimal allocation of available natural and financial resources. As a consequence the methods of risk and reliability analysis are becomi

Lees Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

Lees  Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Author: Sam Mannan
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 3680
Release: 2004-12-01
ISBN 10: 0750675551
ISBN 13: 9780750675550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lees Loss Prevention in the Process Industries Book Review:

Over the last three decades the process industries have grown very rapidly, with corresponding increases in the quantities of hazardous materials in process, storage or transport. Plants have become larger and are often situated in or close to densely populated areas. Increased hazard of loss of life or property is continually highlighted with incidents such as Flixborough, Bhopal, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, the Phillips 66 incident, and Piper Alpha to name but a few. The field of Loss Prevention is, and continues to, be of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, because of the trend for processing plants to become larger and often be situated in or close to densely populated areas, thus increasing the hazard of loss of life or property. This book is a detailed guidebook to defending against these, and many other, hazards. It could without exaggeration be referred to as the "bible" for the process industries. This is THE standard reference work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals. For years, it has been the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing reference instead. Frank Lees' world renowned work has been fully revised and expanded by a team of leading chemical and process engineers working under the guidance of one of the world's chief experts in this field. Sam Mannan is professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, and heads the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M. He received his MS and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and joined the chemical engineering department at Texas A&M University as a professor in 1997. He has over 20 years of experience as an engineer, working both in industry and academia New detail is added to chapters on fire safety, engineering, explosion hazards, analysis and suppression, and new appendices feature more recent disasters. The many thousands of references have been updated along with standards and codes of practice issued by authorities in the US, UK/Europe and internationally. In addition to all this, more regulatory relevance and case studies have been included in this edition. Written in a clear and concise style, Loss Prevention in the Process Industries covers traditional areas of personal safety as well as the more technological aspects and thus provides balanced and in-depth coverage of the whole field of safety and loss prevention. - A must-have standard reference for chemical and process engineering safety professionals - The most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment and laws that pertain to process safety - Only single work to provide everything; principles, practice, codes, standards, data and references needed by those practicing in the field

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety
Author: International Labour Office
Publsiher: International Labour Organization
Total Pages: 4000
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789221092032
ISBN 13: 9221092038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety Book Review:

Developed through an extensive process of consultation with leading professionals and health and safety institutions worldwide, the new, expanded, and long-awaited Fourth Edition of this well-respected reference provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate coverage of occupational health and safety. Aimed at the specialist and non-specialist alike, such as lawyers, doctors, nurses, engineers, toxicologists, regulators, and other safety professionals, this compendium is organized and designed to provide the most critical information in an easy-to-read format. It uses more than 1,000 illustrations, a new attractive layout, and provides thousands of cited references that provide up-to-date literature reviews. Indexes by subject, chemical name, and author make navigating through information quick and easy. The CD-ROM version includes the same information as the print volumes, plus the benefit of a powerful search and retrieval engine to make searching for information as easy as a mouse click. Here's a sampling of what's covered in each volume and the CD-ROM: Volume 1: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches Volume 2: Psychological and organizational factors, hazards, the environment, accidents, and safety Volume 3: Chemicals, industries and occupations Volume 4: Index by subject, chemical name, author, cross-reference guide, directory of contributors.

Transactions

Transactions
Author: World Energy Conference
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105010824873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Handbook of Industrial Ecology

A Handbook of Industrial Ecology
Author: Robert U. Ayres,Leslie Ayres
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781843765479
ISBN 13: 1843765470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Handbook of Industrial Ecology Book Review:

'The editors of this handbook have brought together 58 of the world's greatest environmental systems experts. These professionals have, in 46 specific topic headings, divided into six major sections, provided very insightful information and guidance as to what industrial ecology entails, how it can be implemented, and its benefits . . . a very valuable tool . . . This book provides essential information to mid- and top-level management that can enable industry to make more prudent business decisions regarding the manufacturing of its products.' - Robert John Klancko, Environmental Practice Industrial ecology is coming of age and this superb book brings together leading scholars to present a state-of-the-art overviews of the subject.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066381453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment
Author: Marvin Rausand,Stein Haugen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN 10: 1119377234
ISBN 13: 9781119377238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Assessment Book Review:

Introduces risk assessment with key theories, proven methods, and state-of-the-art applications Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications remains one of the few textbooks to address current risk analysis and risk assessment with an emphasis on the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice—from machinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants and transportation systems. Updated to align with ISO 31000 and other amended standards, this all-new 2nd Edition discusses the main ideas and techniques for assessing risk today. The book begins with an introduction of risk analysis, assessment, and management, and includes a new section on the history of risk analysis. It covers hazards and threats, how to measure and evaluate risk, and risk management. It also adds new sections on risk governance and risk-informed decision making; combining accident theories and criteria for evaluating data sources; and subjective probabilities. The risk assessment process is covered, as are how to establish context; planning and preparing; and identification, analysis, and evaluation of risk. Risk Assessment also offers new coverage of safe job analysis and semi-quantitative methods, and it discusses barrier management and HRA methods for offshore application. Finally, it looks at dynamic risk analysis, security and life-cycle use of risk. Serves as a practical and modern guide to the current applications of risk analysis and assessment, supports key standards, and supplements legislation related to risk analysis Updated and revised to align with ISO 31000 Risk Management and other new standards and includes new chapters on security, dynamic risk analysis, as well as life-cycle use of risk analysis Provides in-depth coverage on hazard identification, methodologically outlining the steps for use of checklists, conducting preliminary hazard analysis, and job safety analysis Presents new coverage on the history of risk analysis, criteria for evaluating data sources, risk-informed decision making, subjective probabilities, semi-quantitative methods, and barrier management Contains more applications and examples, new and revised problems throughout, and detailed appendices that outline key terms and acronyms Supplemented with a book companion website containing Solutions to problems, presentation material and an Instructor Manual Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition is ideal for courses on risk analysis/risk assessment and systems engineering at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It is also an excellent reference and resource for engineers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners who carry out risk assessment techniques in their everyday work.

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 7

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 7
Author: Charles N. Mock,Rachel Nugent,Olive Kobusingye,Kirk R. Smith
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-10-27
ISBN 10: 1464805237
ISBN 13: 9781464805233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 7 Book Review:

The substantial burden of death and disability that results from interpersonal violence, road traffic injuries, unintentional injuries, occupational health risks, air pollution, climate change, and inadequate water and sanitation falls disproportionally on low- and middle-income countries. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health addresses the risk factors and presents updated data on the burden, as well as economic analyses of platforms and packages for delivering cost-effective and feasible interventions in these settings. The volume's contributors demonstrate that implementation of a range of prevention strategies-presented in an essential package of interventions and policies-could achieve a convergence in death and disability rates that would avert more than 7.5 million deaths a year.

Government Reports Annual Index

Government Reports Annual Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32437010529929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Integrated Regional Risk Assessment Vol II

Integrated Regional Risk Assessment  Vol  II
Author: A.V. Gheorghe,M. Nicolet-Monnier
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1995-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780792337188
ISBN 13: 0792337182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Regional Risk Assessment Vol II Book Review:

Over recent years there has been an increasing awareness of the risks of locating hazardous industries near heavily populated, environmentally sensitive areas. This new awareness demands a novel approach to safety planning for hazardous industries; one that looks at the problem from the point of view of integrated regional risk assessment which, besides the risks arising from natural events, should also include the risks arising from the processing plants, storage and the transportation of dangerous goods. Volume I of Integrated Regional Risk Assessment highlights the main procedures for the assessment of risks to health and environmental impacts from continuous emissions of pollutants into air, water and soil under normal operating conditions. Volume II deals with the assessment of consequences of accidental releases, helping to answer such questions as: What can go wrong? What are the effects and consequences? How often will it happen? £/LIST£ The main procedural steps are supported by relevant, internationally recognised methods of risk assessment. The book also reviews criteria and guidelines for the implementation of risk assessment and management at different stages. Audience: Students, engineers, and scientists in charge of developing new methodologies for hazard analysis and risk assessment; practitioners of environmental protection; local and governmental authorities charged with implementing environmental risk impact procedures and guidelines.

Government Reports Announcements Index

Government Reports Announcements   Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1990-11
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010393183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Safety and Health at Work ILO CIS Bulletin

Safety and Health at Work  ILO CIS Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015035726689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Committee on Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2003-07-13
ISBN 10: 030908914X
ISBN 13: 9780309089142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates Book Review:

The field of occupational health and safety constantly changes, especially as it pertains to biomedical research. New infectious hazards are of particular importance at nonhuman-primate facilities. For example, the discovery that B virus can be transmitted via a splash on a mucous membrane raises new concerns that must be addressed, as does the discovery of the Reston strain of Ebola virus in import quarantine facilities in the U.S. The risk of such infectious hazards is best managed through a flexible and comprehensive Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP) that can identify and mitigate potential hazards. Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates is intended as a reference for vivarium managers, veterinarians, researchers, safety professionals, and others who are involved in developing or implementing an OHSP that deals with nonhuman primates. The book lists the important features of an OHSP and provides the tools necessary for informed decision-making in developing an optimal program that meets all particular institutional needs.

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131886678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nuclear Engineering International

Nuclear Engineering International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1974
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822015743719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Normal Accidents

Normal Accidents
Author: Charles Perrow
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781400828494
ISBN 13: 140082849X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Normal Accidents Book Review:

Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety--building in more warnings and safeguards--fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. (At Chernobyl, tests of a new safety system helped produce the meltdown and subsequent fire.) By recognizing two dimensions of risk--complex versus linear interactions, and tight versus loose coupling--this book provides a powerful framework for analyzing risks and the organizations that insist we run them. The first edition fulfilled one reviewer's prediction that it "may mark the beginning of accident research." In the new afterword to this edition Perrow reviews the extensive work on the major accidents of the last fifteen years, including Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster. The new postscript probes what the author considers to be the "quintessential 'Normal Accident'" of our time: the Y2K computer problem.

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on a Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN 10: 030930783X
ISBN 13: 9780309307833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System Book Review:

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of agriculture, a major goal has been to attain sufficient foods that provide the energy and the nutrients needed for a healthy, active life. Over time, food production, processing, marketing, and consumption have evolved and become highly complex. The challenges of improving the food system in the 21st century will require systemic approaches that take full account of social, economic, ecological, and evolutionary factors. Policy or business interventions involving a segment of the food system often have consequences beyond the original issue the intervention was meant to address. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System develops an analytical framework for assessing effects associated with the ways in which food is grown, processed, distributed, marketed, retailed, and consumed in the United States. The framework will allow users to recognize effects across the full food system, consider all domains and dimensions of effects, account for systems dynamics and complexities, and choose appropriate methods for analysis. This report provides example applications of the framework based on complex questions that are currently under debate: consumption of a healthy and safe diet, food security, animal welfare, and preserving the environment and its resources. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System describes the U.S. food system and provides a brief history of its evolution into the current system. This report identifies some of the real and potential implications of the current system in terms of its health, environmental, and socioeconomic effects along with a sense for the complexities of the system, potential metrics, and some of the data needs that are required to assess the effects. The overview of the food system and the framework described in this report will be an essential resource for decision makers, researchers, and others to examine the possible impacts of alternative policies or agricultural or food processing practices.

Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000052606106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Research Abstracts Book Review:

Includes all works deriving from DOE, other related government-sponsored information and foreign nonnuclear information.