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HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

Strengths and weaknesses of the use of


Checklists

Strengths and weaknesses of the use of


HAZOP methodology

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Comparison of different hazard


identification techniques
ACCIDENTOLOGY

Set up of a database for accidents

Compilation of large fires in the process


industry in China

Compilation of vapour cloud explosions in


the process industry in China

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CONSEQUENCE MODELLING

Compilation of toxic spills in the process


industry in China

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Accidental release calculation handbook

The study of the dispersion of heavy gas

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Pool evaporation of liquids

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Pool evaporation of cryogenic liquids

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BLEVE

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Roll-over and boilover

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Vapour Cloud Explosions

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Deflagration to Detonation Transition

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Jet release

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Jet fire calculations

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Jet fire calculations

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The use of probabilities in risk analysis

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Failure rate database

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Seveso/OSHA/China

FAILURE RATE

LEGISLATION

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK TO BE DONE


The student will study different hazard identification techniques
He will perfom an in depth study of the use of checklists
He will apply the checklist methodology on a site
He will draw conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of the technique
The student will study different hazard identification techniques
He will perfom an in depth study of the use of HAZOP
He will participate to a HAZOP study on a site
He will draw conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of the technique
OSHA 1910.119 recommends a number of Hazard Identification techniques
The student will make a review of the advantages and shortcomings of these techniques
The student will make a guideline about how to chose the best technique
The student will study the structure of different accident databases
The student will develop a webbased structure for an accident database
The database should enable to perform statistical analysis of the accidents
The student will make a compilation of large fires that occurred in the process industry in China
Each accident will be described in detail and an analysis of the causes will be done
The student will perform a statistical analysis on the causes
He will formulate recommendations to avoid reccurence of these accidents
The student will make a compilation of capour cloud explosions that occurred in the process industry in China
Each accident will be described in detail and an analysis of the causes will be done
The student will perform a statistical analysis on the causes
He will formulate recommendations to avoid reccurence of these accidents
The student will make a compilation of toxic spills that occurred in the process industry in China
Each accident will be described in detail and an analysis of the causes will be done
The student will perform a statistical analysis on the causes
He will formulate recommendations to avoid reccurence of these accidents

The student will make a study of the different methods to calculate the accidental release rate of products (vapor, liquid, 2phase relase)
He will propose a number of simple methods
The handbook will comprise calculation examples
The student will explain the difference between the dispersion of a lighter than air gas, a neutral gas and a dense gas
He will compare different methods for the calculation of the dispersion of a denser than air gas
He will perform a number of calculations with a computercode Phast
The student will study and describe the physics of the evaporation of a liquid pool
He will compare different calculation methods
He will give an overview of experiments
The student will study and describe the physics of the evaporation of a liquid pool
He will compare different calculation methods
He will give an overview of experiments
The student will study and describe the physics of a BLEVE
He will compare different calculation methods
He will give an overview of experiments/accidents
The student will study and describe the physics of roll-over and boilover
He will compare different calculation methods
He will give an overview of experiments/accidents
The student will study and describe the physics of a vapour cloud explosion
He will compare different calculation methods
He will give an overview of experiments/accidents
Comprehensive literature study about DDT
Conclude on possible reasons for DDT in a vapour cloud explosion
The student will study and describe the physics of a jet release
He will compare different calculation methods
He will develop a computercode to calculate jet release
The student will study and describe the physico-chemistry of a jet fire
He will compare different calculation mezthods (Chamberlain model, API)

He will develop a computercode to calculate jet fires

The student will study different approaches towards risks


The student will make a survey in different industries on who and how probabilities are used
The student will make a SWOT analysis of the use of a probabilistic approach
The student will study a structure for a failure rate database
He will develop a web-based tool
He will make an user-handbook for the tool
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study the Seveso legislation in Europe


study the OSHA 1910.119 legislation in the USA
study the legislation in China on major accident prevention
make a comparison between the different legislations

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