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Promoting inherent safety
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy.
2010 (English)In: Process Safety and Environmental Protection, ISSN 0957-5820, E-ISSN 1744-3598, Vol. 88, no 3, 168-172 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By inherent safety is meant that a hazard is eliminated rather than being managed by various add-on equipment and procedures. Practices of inherent safety have been developed in the chemical industry, and include for instance the substitution of hazardous substances by less hazardous ones. Inherently safer design strives to eliminate the possibility of major adverse events even when the probabilities of these events are small or cannot be meaningfully estimated. Considerations of security can be more easily incorporated into this approach than into most other branches of risk and safety analysis. Therefore, inherent safety has a great potential as a meeting-ground for the much-needed coordination of safety and security work. Its philosophical underpinnings are outlined, and proposals are made for more efficient promotion of its principles. (C) 2010 The Institution of Chemical Engineers. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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2010. Vol. 88, no 3, 168-172 p.
Keyword [en]
Inherent safety, Primary prevention, Substitution, Substitution principle, Security, Terrorism
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Other Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27255DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2010.02.003ISI: 000279237200002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-82955195087OAI: diva2:381414
QC 20101227Available from: 2010-12-27 Created: 2010-12-09 Last updated: 2010-12-27Bibliographically approved

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