44107 - Safety- and Risk-Analysis for Process Plants Modulübersicht

Module Number: 44107
Module Title:Safety- and Risk-Analysis for Process Plants
  Sicherheits- und Risikoanalyse für Prozessanlagen
Department: Faculty 3 - Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arellano-Garcia, Harvey
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: Every summer semester
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After completing the module, students will be able to apply basic methods for performing and evaluating safety-related aspects for industrial plants. They learn methodical basics for the evaluation of probabilities of occurrence and the derivation of the resulting consequences. Using the methods taught for qualitative and quantitative risk assessment, students are able to independently develop sustainable concepts and solutions. They also have basic knowledge of safety-related plant optimization and can communicate this to plant operators, authorities, etc.
  • Hazard identification methods (e.g. Checklists, FMEA, HAZOP)
  • Frequency evaluation methods (event tree, fault tree)
  • Consequence evaluation methods (e.g. one- and two phase flow (critical, sub-critical), dispersion of neutral and dense gas, fire, explosion and toxic hazards)
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods
  • Safety related plant optimization
  • Realization of safety and risk studies (method, case study)
Recommended Prerequisites:None
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 1 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Practical training / 1 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Lecture notes
  • Lees,F.P.: Loss prevention in the process industries, Butterworth 1996, Oxford
  • Guidelines for chemical process quantitative risk analysis AICHE,1989, New York
  • Guidelines for hazard evaluation procedures AICHE , 1992, New York
  • W.F.Kenney: Process risk management systems, VCH 1993, New York
  • D. A. Crowl;J. F. Louvar: Chemical process safety, Prentice Hall, Inc., 2002, New Jersey
Module Examination:Prerequisite + Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:Prerequisite:
  • Successful completion of the exercises within the practical training
Final module examination:
  • Written examination, 90 min.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Environmental and Resource Management / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2011 - 2. SÄ 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Master (research-oriented) - Double Degree / Environmental and Resource Management / PO 2021
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Euro Hydroinformatics and Water Management / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Kultur und Technik / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Kultur und Technik / PO 2017
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Maschinenbau / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Maschinenbau / PO 2021
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Umweltingenieurwesen / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Umweltingenieurwesen / PO 2012 - 2. SÄ 2018
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Verfahrenstechnik / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Verfahrenstechnik - Prozess- und Anlagentechnik / keine PO
  • Master (research-oriented) / Verfahrenstechnik - Prozess- und Anlagentechnik / PO 2020
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / keine PO
  • Abschluss im Ausland / Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / keine PO
Module Components:
  • 238227 Lecture Safety and risk analysis 
  • 238231 Examination Safety- and risk-analysis
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: