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1. Managing Risks from Process Systems 2. Risk - Estimation, Presentation and Perception 3. System Models for Risk Management 4. Identifying Hazards and Operational Problems 5. Analysing the Consequences of Incidents 6. Effect Models for Consequence Analysis 7. Vulnerability Models 8. Estimating the Likelihood of Incidents 9. Risk Estimation 10. Decision Making under Uncertainty 11. Process Safety Management Systems 12. Life Cycle Risk Management Tools 13. Management of Major Hazard Facilities 14. Auditing Process Safety Management Systems 15. Land Use Planning Risk Management

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* A computational perspective on the risk management of chemical processes * A multifaceted approach that includes the technical, social, human and management factors * Includes numerous examples and illustrations from real life incidents

About the Author

Ian Cameron is Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland with teaching, research, and consulting activities in process systems engineering. He has a particular interest in process modelling, dynamic simulation, and the application of functional systems perspectives to risk management, having extensive industrial experience in these areas. He continues to work closely with industry and government on systems approaches to process and risk management issues. He received his BE from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and his PhD from imperial College London. He is a Fellow of IChemE.


"A very thorough and outstanding book on a very important topic in process safety and loss prevention. Each chapter not only goes into good detail about the specific subject, but also contains a review of the chapter's contents, an excellent and extensive list of references (many of very recent vintage), and a notation list of acronyms used in the chapter. Most of the chapters have worked-out examples which can help to explain the topics discussed, as well as many useful tables and illustrative figures." --Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (2005), Stanley S. Grossel, President Process Safety & Design, Inc., Clifton, NJ, USA

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