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Fire Technology

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 23–38 | Cite as

Methodologies for hazard analysis and risk assessment in the petroleum refining and storage industry — Part I

  • Ad-Hoc Risk Assessment Group of the Oil Companies' International Study Group for Conservation of Clean Air and Water in Europe (CONCAWE)
  • S. Hope
  • B. W. Eddershaw
  • L. Joanny
  • E. N. Bjordal
  • H. M. Diack
  • G. Ortone
  • F. G. Payne
  • A. H. Searson
  • K. W. Sedlacek
  • W. van Strien
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Abstract

The report briefly describes the consecutive steps in the identification, assessment and comparison of hazards and associated risk. These techniques can be helpful in setting the priorities for the decision on measures to reduce risk.

When quantifying risk for the comparison of alternative cases, the use of a consistent data base is stressed. It is pointed out that the risk assessment techniques described in the report, although potentially valuable tools for improving overall safety performance, have shortcomings particularly in dealing with human factors.

A glossary is appended to define terms as they are used in this report and a list of recommended further reading is included.

Part II will appear inFire Technology, November 1984.

Key words

Hazard analysis risk assessment risk management explosion fire risk avoidance hazard indices HAZOP quantitative analysis 

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© The National Fire Protection Association 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ad-Hoc Risk Assessment Group of the Oil Companies' International Study Group for Conservation of Clean Air and Water in Europe (CONCAWE)
  • S. Hope
  • B. W. Eddershaw
  • L. Joanny
  • E. N. Bjordal
  • H. M. Diack
  • G. Ortone
  • F. G. Payne
  • A. H. Searson
  • K. W. Sedlacek
  • W. van Strien

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