Presented at the Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 10–14, 2002.
Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2004
Copyright © 2004 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Process Safety Progress
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 155–162, June 2004
How to Cite
Renshaw, F. M. (2004), A major incident prevention program: Ten years of experience. Proc. Safety Prog., 23: 155–162. doi: 10.1002/prs.10023
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- Issue online: 29 JUN 2004
- Version of Record online: 29 JUN 2004
- major incident;
- process safety;
- hazard analysis
This paper reviews one chemical company's experience in conducting Major Incident Prevention Program studies over the past 10 years in 90 bulk storage and processing units. The value and limitations of dispersion modeling, recurring findings from good practices and emergency response reviews, and dominant strategies for consequence and frequency reduction are outlined. The challenge and benefits posed by the use of quantitative criteria in evaluating and managing residual risk of ongoing operations are also discussed. © 2004 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog 23: 155–162, 2004