Introduction to safe design and standards

Abdul Rahim Nihmiya, Nayef Ghasem

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Process design standards are an important part of the design method. Standards act as bases for measuring the capacity, quantity, value, and quality of a designed unit. Standards define the level of adequacy of equipment and structures. Design criteria must be addressed before beginning any engineering design project. While safe design is the incorporation of control measures primarily in the design process to exclude or minimize risks to safety and health through the life cycle of the product being designed. The safe design should be applicable throughout the life cycle of the product from conception to disposal. This chapter summarizes currently available international regulations and standards associated with process safety and explores the safe process design scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrises in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries
Subtitle of host publicationLoss Prevention and Disaster Management
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780323951630
ISBN (Print)9780323951647
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Control
  • Design criteria
  • Design standards
  • International regulations
  • Process safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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