Probabilistic Safety Analysis of a Plant for the Production of Nitroglycol including Start-up and Shut-down

  • Ulrich Hauptmanns
  • Jaime Rodríguez


Probabilistic safety analyses for process plants generally only address accidents occurring during production operation (cf.[1], [2]). This is in contrast with the numerous start-ups and shut-downs required in most chemical plants. For this reason an investigation is presented which covers all the three operational phases mentioned. It was performed for a plant producing nitroglycol, a very powerful explosive. The presentation is limited to the production part, although other plant areas as, for example, storage were investigated as well [3].


Human Error Vinyl Acetate Fault Tree Analysis Powerful Explosive Power Plant Application 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Hauptmanns
    • 1
  • Jaime Rodríguez
    • 2
  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) mbHKölnGermany

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