Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 1127–1134 | Cite as

Designing Risk-Minimized Layout for Hazardous Utilities in Chemical Process Industries Using the New Methodology RIDIMPUS

  • A. Basheer
  • Tasneem AbbasiEmail author
  • S. M. Tauseef
  • S. A. Abbasi
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


We have recently proposed in this journal a new methodology ‘Risk and Distance Minimization in Process industry Units Siting’ (RIDIMPUS) (J Fail Anal Prev 18:83–91, 2018). The methodology has been developed for siting hazardous utilities within the periphery of a chemical process industry in such a manner that the inter-utility distance is minimized while also minimizing the risk of accidents due to those hazardous utilities. In this follow-up report, we present a case study which demonstrates the applicability of RIDIMPUS and validates its efficacy.


Risk minimization Inter-utility distances Fire Explosion RIDIMPUS 



SAA thanks the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, for the Emeritus Scientist grant (21(1034)/16/EMR-II).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Basheer
    • 1
  • Tasneem Abbasi
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. M. Tauseef
    • 2
  • S. A. Abbasi
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Pollution Control and Environmental EngineeringPondicherry UniversityChinakalapet, PuducherryIndia
  2. 2.Department of Health, Safety, Environment and Civil EngineeringUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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