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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Chemical Process Safety

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


As chemical process technology becomes more complex, chemical engineers will need a more detailed and fundamental understanding of safety. The course focuses on understanding the important technical fundamentals of chemical process safety. The emphasis on the fundamentals will help the student to understand the concepts and apply them accordingly. This application requires a significant quantity of fundamental knowledge and technology.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : All Chemical Engineering studentsPREREQUISITES : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Technology
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Useful for all process industries, refineries, fertilizer plants, petrochemical plants specially for managers and decision makers



Week 1: Introduction to Process safety, Accidents and Loss statisticsWeek 2: Toxicological Studies
Week 3: Fire and Explosion
Week 4: Prevention of Fire and Explosion
Week 5: Source model and dispersion
Week 6: Relief and relief Sizing
Week 7: Hazard Identification, HAZOP analysis
Week 8: Risk Assessment
Week 9: QRA and LOPA
Week 10: Process of Accident Investigation
Week 11: Reliability Engineering
Week 12: Economics of loss prevention

Taught by

Dr. Shishir Sinha


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    Md.imamul Haque

    Md.imamul Haque is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This is an amazing can help you protect from unwanted chemical risk on your industry.those people who work at chemical industries they should complite this course.

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