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Safety challenges in harsh environments: lessons learned


Khan, F and Ahmed, S and Yang, M and Hashemi, SJ and Caines, S and Rathnayaka, S and Oldford, D, Safety challenges in harsh environments: lessons learned, Process Safety Progress, 34, (2) pp. 191-195. ISSN 1066-8527 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 American Institute of Chemical Engineers

DOI: doi:10.1002/prs.11704


Development of natural resources in harsh environments presents significant technical and logistical challenges. An industrial workshop on "safety and integrity management of operations in harsh environments" was organized by the safety and risk engineering group at Memorial University of Newfoundland to bring together industrial practitioners, regulatory authorities, and research and development institutions to identify the safety and integrity challenges in harsh environments, share experience, and develop a roadmap for desired solutions. This article summarizes the lessons learned from the workshop on safety issues in harsh environments. The workshop identified that there are safety challenges regarding construction and operation including a lack of detailed standards, optimization with respect to winterization, and data scarcity. The remoteness of operations in harsh environments is an additional challenge. Finally, human factors add another set of challenges that arise from the physical and psychological behavior of personnel in harsh and remote environments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:process safety, winterization, human factor, risk analysis
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (Excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Khan, F (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:107180
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-03-07
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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