Accession Number : ADP005374

Title :   Hazards & Operability Studies and Their Application to an Explosives Plant,

Corporate Author : CHEMITICS INTERNATIONAL CO VANCOUVER (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Personal Author(s) : Knowlton,R. E.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This paper is concerned with the use of Hazard & Operability Studies (HAZOP) in the Explosives Industry. The paper briefly describes a Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) plant designed and built for Nobel Explosives Company, Ardeer, Scotland, This plant is unique as all the in-process materials handling and the processing itself, are carried out without any operators present in the unit. Part of the checking of the design was carried out by Hazard & Operability Studies. This paper briefly describes the method itself, the application of the method to the plant and the results to date, including the use of this study as a national case example by the U.K. Health & Safety Executive.

Descriptors :   *SAFETY, *HAZARDS, *MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, *PETN, MATERIALS HANDLING, PROCESSING, OPERATION, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), REMOTE CONTROL, WORKPLACE LAYOUT, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Hygiene and Sanitation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE