Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2019 - 12.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student
1. Can acquire the basic knowledge of safety issues in chemical process industry
2. Can identify the hazard of chemicals and chemical processes
3. Can identify the risk of damages and accidents in chemical process industry and method of prevention
4. Can apply the hazard and safety analysis methods
5. Can identify fires and explosions, and design the preventions
6. Understands the methods and techniques in chemical process safety
7. Understand the basic sustainability concepts
8. Knows the basis of the different measures to assess sustainability
9. Is able to conduct a LCA and critically interpret the results from sustainability assessment tools
10. Can apply the principles of an environmental impact assessment process

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Introduction of process safety
2. Toxicology and industrial hygiene
3. Fires and explosions
4. Reliefs and relief equipment sizing
5. Hazards identification methods
6. Active and passive safety
7. Inherent safety
8. Development of safety management and culture
9. Safety in maintenance and electrical equipment
10. Introduction to circular economy
11. Reach
12. Sustainability principles and strategies
13. Sustainability vs. eco-efficiency
14. Sustainability assessment tools

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, Exercises, Seminar, Exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

5cr = 135 h
Lectures 25 h
Exercises 25 h
Seminar work 30 h
Other independent studying and preparation for exam 52 h
Exam 3 h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture note, books

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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