Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH4418 : Disaster Management in Chemical Industries {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Arvind Kumar


General aspects of industrial disaster: Due to fire, explosion, toxicity and radiation Chemical hazards: Classification of chemical hazards, Chemical as cause of occupational diseases– dust, fumes, gases and vapours Hazard analysis and health management Engineering control of chemical plant hazards–Plant layout, ventilation and lighting, Pressure vessels, Storage, Handling, Transportation, Electrical systems, Instrumentation Emergency planning, Personal protective devices, Maintenance procedure Emergency safety and laboratory safety Legal aspects of safety, Management information system and its application in monitoring disaster,safety and health Hazop Analysis.

Course Objectives

  1. To provide a firsthand knowledge in environmental management and disaster management with respect to typical case studies.
  2. To provide the information about the handling of the hazardous materials.
  3. To provide information about the dangerous properties of hazardous materials

Course Outcomes

At the outset the students can
a Understand the concept of risk analysis.
b Plan and organize disaster management in industry.
c Implement Incident management system.
d Introduce Process of safety Management

Essential Reading

  1. H. H. Tawcatt & W S Wood, Safety and Accident Prevention in Chemical Operations., Interscience Publishers , 1965
  2. R. V. Betrabet and T. P. S. Rajan, Safety in Chemical Industry,, Chemical Engineering Development Centre , 1975

Supplementary Reading

  1. G. L.Wells, Safety in Process Plant Design, Halsted Pr , 1980
  2. Less, P. Frank, Loss Prevention in Process Industries, Butterworths , 1980