Chemical Process Safety

By Prof. Shishir Sinha   |   IIT Roorkee
As chemical process technology becomes more complex, chemical engineers will need a more detailed and fundamental understanding of safety. The course focuses on understanding the important technical fundamentals of chemical process safety. The emphasis on the fundamentals will help the student to understand the concepts and apply them accordingly. This application requires a significant quantity of fundamental knowledge and technology.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : All Chemical Engineering students
PREREQUISITES  : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Chemical Technology
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Useful for all process industries, refineries, fertilizer plants, petrochemical plants specially for managers and decision makers

Learners enrolled: 3326


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 19 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Minor 2 in Chemical
  • Level : Undergraduate

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    Week 1: Introduction to Process safety, Accidents and Loss statistics
    Week 2: Toxicological Studies
    Week 3: Fire and Explosion
    Week 4: Prevention of Fire and Explosion
    Week 5: Source model and dispersion
    Week 6: Relief and relief Sizing
    Week 7: Hazard Identification, HAZOP analysis
    Week 8: Risk Assessment
    Week 9: QRA and LOPA
    Week 10: Process of Accident Investigation
    Week 11: Reliability Engineering
    Week 12: Economics of loss prevention


    1. Crowl D.A. and Louvar J.F., Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals With Applications.
    2. Lees F.P. Lee’s Loss Prevention in Process industries: Hazard Identification, Assessment and control
    3. Kletz T, What Went Wrong? Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters: How They Could Have Been Avoided


    Prof. Shishir Sinha

    IIT Roorkee
    Prof. Shishir Sinha is presently working as Professor and Head in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He has been teaching the courses related to Process Utilities and Safety, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics and safe Operation to Petroleum industries to undergraduate and postgraduate students for more than 12 years.


    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 19 December 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team