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Overview of Inherently Safe Design

Inherently Safe Design is an engineering and design philosophy that equipment should be designed so that, even in the case of failures, there are few risks to people and the environment.[1]  The philosophy behind inherently safe design is different from that of other design processes because it focuses on reducing or removing hazards, rather than controlling them.[1,2]  

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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inherent_safety
  2. http://www.aiche.org/academy/courses/ch800/inherently-safer-design

 

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  • July/August 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Greg Alvarado at Inspectioneering Journal

    Asset managers need to know when repairs and replacement are required for many reasons, including safe operation, accurate budgeting, replacement planning, and on-going reliability. When predicting design life based on a simple, linear corrosion rate versus remaining thickness, metallurgical degradation, or crack propagation rates are often not accurate or realistic. Even if the models are good, things change.

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