This contribution describes how a chemical engineering department started learning from accidents during experimental work and ended up implementing an industrially inspired system for risk assessment of new and existing experimental setups as well as a system for assessing potential risk from the chemicals used in the experimental work. These experiences have led to recent developments which focus increasingly on the a theoretical basis for modeling and reasoning on safety as well as operational aspects within a common framework. Presently this framework is being extended with barrier concepts both from a practical and a theoretical view.
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 2013, p. 427-432
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Chemical Engineering Transactions
14th International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, 2013