The mission of this text is to present the principles and practice of electrical and process control safety as applied to chemical processes. The text accomplishes the following:
  1. 1.

    It presents the wide spectrum of electrical and process control areas essential to safety.

  2. 2.

    It presents the topics in an integrated approach that ties together key issues.

  3. 3.

    It takes unique and creative approaches to controversial issues.

  4. 4.

    It provides a safety course with practical, usable criteria. The text is prepared from actual experiences and work in chemical processes.

  5. 5.

    It presents a discussion, based on personal experience with work on codes and standards committees and with their application to new facilities and modifications of existing plants, of national and international regulations and standards; it describes what they are about and how to comply with them.

  6. 6.

    It provides recommendations concerning documentation, training, safety audits, inspections, and accident investigations.

  7. 7.

    It discusses the application of new techniques such as combustible gas detectors, fault-tolerant systems, and European hazardous area practices.

  8. 8.

    This test is a guide to good safety practice; however, applying the principles and practices in day-to-day situations requires good judgment and careful consideration of the factors involved. Alternatives and modifications should always be considered where justified and appropriate.

  9. 9.

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Instrument Society of America (ISA), and other organizations’ codes and standards are referred to throughout this text. It is essential to refer to the wording in the current code or standard in any situation.

  10. 10.

    The principles and practices described in this text are believed to be safe and good practice and are intended to be used with proper engineering practice and application. Since there is a variety of conditions that can exist in any given situation that are beyond our control, the author, the author’s employer, and the publisher assume no liability in connection with the application of the principles and practices described herein.



Programmable Logic Controller American Petroleum Institute National Fire Protection Association Safety Data Sheet Accident Investigation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Buschart

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations