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Course Description

Introduction to the Process Safety

Program

Ecotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Marko Gerbec

Goals:

Knowledge and understanding
• Detailed understanding of various safety aspects (process, occupational, etc.)
• Basic competences for participating in risk assessments for process safety
• Basic competences for management positions in industry, state agencies and academia.

General Competences:
• To master selected research methods, procedures, processes and tools
• To develop critical thinking and self-assessment
• Able to practically use the knowledge obtained
• Able to cooperate in a team
• Relevance for industrial environments

Content:

Identification of the risks in accidents involving hazardous substances in industry – process safety aspect.
Risk assessment (methods for hazard identification, development of the accidental scenarios, assessment of the possible consequences, likelihood assessment, possibility of domino accidents, management quality assessment, safety culture and human errors).
Concept of integrated risk assessment within the scope of postgraduate projects.
Application of the risk assessment results for risk reduction, assessment of risk tolerability, assessment of the environmental impacts, emergency planning and public communication. Analysis of the accidents.

Course literature:

Guidelines for chemical process quantitative risk analysis, Second Edition. New York: Center for Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2000), 754 p., ISBN 0-8169-0720-X
Guidelines for quantitative risk assessment " Purple book" . The Hague: Committee for Prevention of Disasters (1999), ISBN 90 12 08796 1
J. C. H. Schueller et al. Methods for determining and processing probabilities " Red Book" . Second Edition. The Hague: Committee for Prevention of Disasters (1997), ISBN 90 12 08543 8.
Sam Mannan, Ed., Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (Third Edition), Elsevier, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-7506-7555-0

Significant publications and references:

GERBEC, Marko. Supporting organizational learning by comparing activities and outcomes of the safety-management system. Journal of loss prevention in the process industries, 2013, 26, 6, 1113-1127.
KONTIĆ, Davor, GERBEC, Marko. Bridging the gap between risk assessment and land-use planning. V: JORDAO, Benigno (ur.), SOUSA, Emilio (ur.). Risk management, (Safety and risk in society). New York: Nova Science Publishers, cop. 2010, 89-124.
GERBEC, Marko. A reliability analysis of anatural-gas pressure-regulating installation. Reliability engineering & systems safety, 2010, 95, 11, 1154-1163.
KONTIĆ, Branko, GERBEC, Marko. The role of environmental accidental risk assessment in the process of granting development consent. Risk analysis, 2009, 29, 11, 1601-1614.
DUIJM, Nijs Jan, FIÉVEZ, Cécile, GERBEC, Marko, HAUPTMANS, Ulrich, KONSTANDINIDOU, Myrto. Management of health, safety and environment in process industry. V: Occupational safety and risk at ESREL 2006 : ESREL 2006 : Estoril, Portugal, (Safety science, Vol. 46, Issue 6, 2008). Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008, 6, 46, 908-920.
GERBEC, Marko, KONTIĆ, Branko. Implementation of the Seveso II directive in Slovenia : survey of implementation and opinions of operators regarding its safety benefits. Safety science, 2009, 47, 4, 561-568.
GERBEC, Marko, KONTIĆ, Branko. Key performance indicators and bayesian belief network based risk model as a management tool-results from the case study. V: European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 29 September - 2 October 2013. STEENBERGEN, R. D. J. M. (ur.). Safety, reliability and risk analysis : beyond the horizon. Boca Raton [etc.]: CRC Press, 2013, 1859-1865.
M .Gerbec, B. Kontić. Application of the Seveso II directive in Slovenia with the support of GIS. In: D.J Briggs et al. (eds.). GIS for emergency preparedness and health risk reduction (NATO science series, series: IV, Earth and environmental sciences, vol. 11). Dordrecht; Boston; London: Kluwer (2002), pp. 193-203, ISBN 1-4020-0798-1
B. Kontić, M. Gerbec. Slovenian approach in taking over the SEVESO II directive. In: D. Fajzieva, C. A. Brebbia, (eds.). Environmental health risk. Southampton, Boston: WIT (2001), pp. 257-265, ISBN 1-85312-875-9
B. Kontić, M.Gerbec, D.Briggs. Uncertainty in the application of GIS for predictive health risk assessment for a radioactive waste repository in Slovenia. In: D.J Briggs et al. (eds.). GIS for emergency preparedness and health risk reduction (NATO science series, series: IV, Earth and environmental sciences, vol. 11). Dordrecht; Boston; London: Kluwer (2002), pp. 77-97

Examination:

Oral exam, in which the candidate demonstrates his/her knowledge and understanding of the essential course content, and presents how this can be included in his/her research project or seminar work. The presentation shall be attended also by all students at the curse and project/seminar participants (100%)

Students obligations:

Oral exam, in which the candidate demonstrates his/her knowledge and understanding of the essential course content, and presents how this can be included in his/her research project or seminar work. The presentation shall be attended also by all students at the curse and project/seminar participants.

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