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Inherently Safer approaches to the Design of chemical process plant

Objective

To develop with industry the tools and information that can persuade and facilitate the integration of inherently safer approaches into plant design.

The concept of inherently safer chemical process plant has been around for many years. It encompasses the ideas of intensification, substitution, attenuation and simplification. These ideas focus on hazard elimination and prevention and offer benefits in terms of better operability and reduced lifetime costs as well as enhanced safety and environmental performance. In short, an inherently safer approach may offer a more effective, robust and efficient means to achieve tolerable levels of safety and environmental performance in today's business environment.

The project aims to achieve this by :

- reviewing the current state of design approaches;
- developing the means to address inherently safer issues in the design process;
- demonstrating the effectiveness of these means and the resulting benefits in terms of safety, costs and operability by carrying out a series of trials in industry on actual projects;
- producing a series of reports and a symposium/workshop to pass on the lessons from the project and give industry the tools and information it needs to start to adopt inherently safer approaches to design.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
Address
329,Harwell 329
OX11 0QJ Didcot,harwell,chilton
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

Eutech Engineering Solutions Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Brunner House
CW8 4DJ Northwich
INBUREX GMBH CONSULTINGGESELLSCHAFT FUER EXPLOSIONSSCHUTZ UND ANLAGENSICHERHEIT
Germany
Address
August-thyssen-strasse 1
59067 Hamm
Kemira Agro Oy
Finland
Address
2,Luoteeisrinne
02271 Espoo
Leiras Oy
Finland
Address

20101 Turku
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Netherlands
Address
501,Laan Van Westenenk 501
7300 AH Apeldoorn
VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland
Finland
Address
Tekniikankatu 1
33101 Tampere