Management of process safety at Kerr-McGee corporation
Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1990 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 161–165, July 1990
How to Cite
Emerson, S. D. (1990), Management of process safety at Kerr-McGee corporation. Plant/Oper. Prog., 9: 161–165. doi: 10.1002/prsb.720090315
- Issue online: 17 JUN 2004
- Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2004
In 1986, the executive management of Kerr-McGee Corporation directed that each operating unit examine its facilities for process hazards so that any deficiencies could be corrected.
This paper reviews organization of the corporatewide process safety program and the deployment of review teams at particular facilities. It also focuses on how one operation in the chemical subsidiary was affected by events at a nearby competitor's facility. Lessons learned in managing the reviews have helped improve ongoing programs throughout the corporation.