Inherently Safer Plants – Part II

This blog post introduces some common terminologies related to safety, and then moves on to the intricacies of it. Hazard: A hazard is anything that may cause harm, such as chemicals, electricity, working from ladders, an open drawer, etc. Risk: The risk is the chance, high or low, that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards, together … Continue reading Inherently Safer Plants – Part II

Inherently Safer Plants – Part I

"What you don't have, can't leak!" These are the words of Mr Trevor Kletz, ICI and LU. If you develop, operate and control a chemical process such that bad consequences are reduced, owing to different chemistry, chemicals, conditions or simplicity, wouldn't the safety of the plant be improved? Is this better than layers of protection? … Continue reading Inherently Safer Plants – Part I

Accepting reality

Are green chemistry principles feasible? Can they be scaled to plants? Can the industries helps the environment and at the same time profit from it? First, let's look at the ideal process parameters. An ideal process should be green, because it not only is safe to the environment but at the same time saves a … Continue reading Accepting reality