Chemical Process Safety


Prof. Shishir Sinha

IIT Roorkee

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As chemical process technology becomes more complex, chemical engineers will need a more detailed and fundamental understanding of safety. The course focuses on understanding the important technical fundamentals of chemical process safety. The emphasis on the fundamentals will help the student to understand the concepts and apply them accordingly. This application requires a significant quantity of fundamental knowledge and technology.


All Chemical Engineering students


Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Technology


Useful for all process industries, refineries, fertilizer plants, petrochemical plants specially for managers and decision makers


Prof. Shishir Sinha is presently working as Professor and Head in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He has been teaching the courses related to Process Utilities and Safety, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and safe Operation to Petroleum industries to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 12 years.

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1. Join the course
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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 3000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
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3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 9/12 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
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4. Register for exams
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EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

Week 1: Introduction to Process safety, Accidents and Loss statistics
Week 2: Toxicological Studies
Week 3: Fire and Explosion
Week 4: Prevention of Fire and Explosion
Week 5: Source model and dispersion
Week 6: Relief and relief Sizing
Week 7: Hazard Identification, HAZOP analysis
Week 8: Risk Assessment
Week 9: QRA and LOPA
Week 10: Process of Accident Investigation
Week 11: Reliability Engineering
Week 12: Economics of loss prevention

Books and References

1. Crowl D.A. and Louvar J.F., Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals With Applications.
2. Lees F.P. Lee’s Loss Prevention in Process industries: Hazard Identification, Assessment and control
3. Kletz T, What Went Wrong? Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters: How They Could Have Been Avoided


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