Development of a Methodology for Process Risk Management

Lay Summary 

The methodology will be based on advanced accident forecasting, integrity, and operational characteristics of process systems. While eventualities in any process operation should be minimized, they are difficult to eliminate. Therefore, a safety and risk management plan is essential for any process industry to address accident consequences. At present safety and risk management plans are primarily developed using previous experience for similar situations and may not follow a systematic methodology based on the quantitative analysis of previous events.

This research will lead to the development of a methodology to enable systemic safety and risk management planning based on probable accidents, failure of systems and their likely damage. This work will involve the analysis of available safety measures for metal processing facilities and their integration with risk assessment. The outcome of this study will be an integrated methodology with a set of models to facilitate the design and evaluation of safety measures for process operations.

Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science
Vale Inco
Research And Development Corporation Of Newfoundland And Labrador (RDC)
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Process Engineering
Metal Processing
Surface Mining
Industry Sectors 
Mining and Quarrying (except Oil and Gas)
Scientific Research and Development Services
Support Activities for Mining and Oil and Gas Extraction
Start date 
1 Jan 2012
End date 
31 Dec 2014