Reliability and hazards analysis of a cumene hydroperoxide plant

Authors

  • J. S. Arendt,

    1. JBF Associates Inc., 1000 Technology Park Center, Technology Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932
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    • J. S. Arendt is Vice-president of Marketing and Business Development and co-founder of JBF Associates, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has nine years of experience in system reliability engineering, safety analysis, and risk assessment, and he has been JBF's project manager for many analyses of petroleum refinery and chemical plant systems. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is active in AIChE's Safety and Health Division as well as several other professional societies. In addition, he is a frequent lecturer and author on reliability engineering and risk assessment topics.

  • M. L. Casada,

    1. JBF Associates Inc., 1000 Technology Park Center, Technology Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932
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    • Myron L. Casada is a Project Manager for system reliability and safety analyses at JBF Associates, Inc. He received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering in 1974 and a M.S. in Engineering Administration in 1976, both from the University of Tennessee. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Reliability Engineer. He is a member of AIChE, ASQC, NSPE, and ANS. His current activities at JBF Associates involve application of reliability and risk assessment methods in the chemical and petroleum industries.

  • J. J. Rooney

    1. JBF Associates Inc., 1000 Technology Park Center, Technology Drive, Knoxville, TN 37932
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    • James J. Rooney is a Research Engineer and co-founder of JBF Associates, Inc. in Knoxville, Tennessee. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Engineering degree in Nuclear Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee.

      His current research interests include modeling the behavior of trace organics in soil and analyzing dependent failures in complex engineered systems. An active member of AIChE, he is presently serving as Co-Editor of the Safety and Health Division's newsletter and as Program Chairman of the Division's Group 11B, Health and Safety.


Abstract

A reliability and hazards analysis of a portion of a petrochemical process plant and how the application of system reliability engineering can contribute to plant safety is demonstrated.

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