Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student
1. Can acquire the basic knowledge of safety in chemical process industry
2. Can identify the hazard of chemicals, chemical processes and apply ISD principles
3. Can develop and understand the safety management and culture
4. Can identify the risk of damages and accidents in chemical process industry and method of prevention
5. Can apply the hazard and safety analysis methods
6. Can identify fires and explosions, and design the preventions
7. Can use the methods and techniques to control the hazards and chemical process
8. Can apply the principles of environmental risk assessment processes and assess sustainability

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 10.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pekka Oinas

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pekka Oinas, Golam Sarwar

Contact information for the course (valid 19.08.2020-21.12.2112):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1. Introduction of process safety, Inherent safety
    2. Hazard, risk, toxicology and industrial hygiene, legislations
    3. Fires and explosions; Dow FEI index and CEI index 
    4. Reliefs and relief equipment sizing
    5. Hazards identification methods, HAZOP, consequence modelling (QRA)
    6. Active and passive safety
    7. Development of safety management and culture
    8. Human factor, Reach, ATEX
    9. Environmental risk assessment, LCA  approach and  sustainability

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, Exercises, Assignment and Seminar, Exam

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5cr = 135 h
    Lectures 24 h
    Exercises 24 h
    Seminar work 25 h
    Other independent studying and preparation for exam 59 h
    Exam 3 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture note, books

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Knowlege of Industrial Chemical Processes and Plant; and

    CHEM-C2150 Process Design
    CHEM-C2160 Unit Operations (yksikköoperaatiot)

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    17 Partnerships for the Goals