Accession Number:

ADP005374

Title:

Hazards & Operability Studies and Their Application to an Explosives Plant,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CHEMITICS INTERNATIONAL CO VANCOUVER (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This paper is concerned with the use of Hazard Operability Studies HAZOP in the Explosives Industry. The paper briefly describes a Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate PETN plant designed and built for Nobel Explosives Company, Ardeer, Scotland, This plant is unique as all the in-process materials handling and the processing itself, are carried out without any operators present in the unit. Part of the checking of the design was carried out by Hazard Operability Studies. This paper briefly describes the method itself, the application of the method to the plant and the results to date, including the use of this study as a national case example by the U.K. Health Safety Executive.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE