MKKH1243 – Process Safety & Loss Prevention

MKKH1243 – Process Safety & Loss Prevention


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss key factors influencing process safety, and illustrate the human, environmental and business consequences of poor process safety
  2. Model the effect of process failures and analyse their consequences on workers, surrounding community, and environment
  3. Evaluate adequateness of layer of protection and select suitable safety features required to satisfy the given process plant objectives and conditions
  4. Synthesise multiple sources of information to create new insights for solving given problems and generating alternative approaches to problem solving.
  5. Communicate effectively with peers and interest groups concerned with the hazards and associated risks

Course Content

1. Introduction to Process Safety

1.1 In Memories:  Overview of some major accidents in process industries (1.1-In-Memory)

1.2 Learning from Accidents (Download Lecture Notes)

1.3 Common Hazards in process Industries (PSLP-1.3-Hazards)

1.4 Process Safety Management 

(Download 29 CFR 1910.119)  (Download Lecture Notes)

2.0 Process Hazards Analysis

2.1 Layer of Protections in Process Plant Operations (PLSP2.1-Layer of protection)

2.2 Overview of Process Hazard Analysis (PSLP2.2-OVERVIEW-PHA)

2.3 Hazard & Operability Studies (HAZOP) (PSLP2.3-HAZOP)

a. DIN P&ID (Download P&I D Symbols – DIN)
b. ISA P&ID (Download P&I D Symbols – ISA)
c. Sample P&ID (Download Sample P&I D)

2.4 Safety Integrity Level (SIL) (PSLP2.4-SIL

2.5 Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) (PSLP2.5-LOPA)

2.6 Hazard Mitigation

3.0 Consequence Analysis

3.1 Fire and Explosion (PSLP-2.2-Fire-Explosion)

3.2 Mass Dispersion: Release models, mass dispersion (Download Lecture Notes)

3.3 Heat Dispersion: Heat dispersion (PSLP-2.4-Heat Dispersion)

3.4 Impact Model (PSLP-2.5-Impact Model)

3.5 Aloha Software (PLSP-2.6-ALOHA)



Class Activities

1. Lectures are held at lecture room 1-12 on Monday 8.00 to 11.00 pm.
2. There will be a series of class workshop activities
3. There will be few take-home group projects
4. There will be 4 Quizzes and a final exam.