Preventing major hazard accidents through barrier performance monitoring

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Foreseeing or even predicting major accidents is understandably challenging, both for any practitioner involved as for safety scientists and other academics. Understanding these events and trying to prevent them is a primary goal of a safety theory. Major hazard-related accidents rarely occur but when they do, they can cause many casualties and injured, and have major financial consequences due to production loss, material damage to the installation and/or environmental damage. Ultimately, major hazard-related accidents may ruin the company involved. Process safety is becoming more and more important in the process industry and is strongly linked to reliability, quality, productivity, security of supply, and good business....
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Reniers, G.L.L.M.E., Supervisor
  • Swuste, P.H.J.J., Advisor
Award date15 Nov 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6419-348-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • process safety
  • indicator
  • ammonia
  • barrier
  • bowtie


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