Technical articles

Technical articles

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EMIT Optimisation - Getting more out of existing equipment for less
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Enterprise Risk Management - How to prevent losses and create value
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Improving equipment reliability through smart asset management
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Small but mighty - An introduction to Small Modular Reactors
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Thinking power - Avoiding mental traps in risk-based decision making
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A hazard missed is a hazard uncontrolled
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A rough guide to hydrogen sulphide
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Accidents waiting to happen
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Accredited training in risk and safety management
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Achieving order from chaos
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Active risk management
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Affordable software safety - More for less
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All change - The implications of train operator transfers
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An introduction to behavioural safety
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An introduction to electronic permit to work systems
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An introduction to land use planning criteria for pipelines
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An introduction to modern asset integrity management
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An introduction to safety-critical software
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Applying modified hazops to well testing
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Applying QRA more widely
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Assessing offshore explosions
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Balancing personal and system safety
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Black swan or blind spot? The duality of extreme events
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Blended learning: the best of both worlds
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Blown away - The end of Chapelcross cooling towers
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Boom or Bust - The impact of low oil prices on process safety
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Bowtie by numbers - Quantifying bowtie diagrams for carbon capture
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Bowtie - Closing the loop between risk assessment and the management system
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Breaking down the barriers to human factors integration
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Building competence through resourcing
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By degrees - Making a graduate programme work for you
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Chronic unease - The hidden ingredient in successful safety leadership
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Closed-loop risk management
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Closing the safety gap - Safety integrity level selection using LOPA
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Common law - The harmonisation of european rail safety
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Culturally-enabled HSE management systems
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Cyber risk for the rail engineer
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Debunking safety cases - Three myths and realities
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Debunking the ALARP principle - Four myths and realities
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Deepwater aftermath - Exploring the parallels with piper alpha
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Demonstrating how hazards are being properly managed
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De-risking offshore wind power
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Deterministic or probabilistic analysis
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e-Learning - The future of cost effective training and education
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Emergency broadcast - Communicating major accidents events
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Emerging energy technologies - Can they be implemented safely
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Excessive risk aversion
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Flameproofing
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Fire Control - Practical fire risk management for large buildings
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From engineering safety to competency
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Functional safety - A proportional approach to legacy safety systems
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Game-based learning - A non-trivial pursuit?
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Getting the best out of consultants (part 1)
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Getting the best out of consultants (part 2)
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HAZOP lessons
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Human factors engineering in the oil and gas sector
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Hydrogen Future - Safety assessment of hydrogen facilities
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If only Daedalus had known about Tripod
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Improving efficiency in safety in a cost-conscious world
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In sickness and in health - The application of health risk assessment
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Integrated safety and security
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Integrated use of CFD in QRA
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Integrating human factors in safety management
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Internal auditing of process safety - A false sense of security?
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Introduction to RAM modelling
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Know your breaking point: the benefits of organisational stress testing
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Leadership matters - Safety as a value?
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Lessons learned from Lehman Brothers
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Lessons learned from the real world application of the bow-tie method
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Letter from Vienna - The future of nuclear energy
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Location, location, location
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Major hazard safety leadership
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Making the most of fire and gas detector mapping
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Masterclass: IChemE approves Risktec's process safety MSc
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Measuring safety - Safety related key performance indicators
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Method not madness - Rail method statement process overhauled
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Mind the gap - Bridging the competence gap
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No need for alarm? The art of alarm management
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Nuclear decommissioning demands new thinking
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Nuclear life extension bridging the energy gap
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Nuclear plant modification assessment tool (PMAT)
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Nuclear power - If there's a will there's a way
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Nuclear powered UK - From requirement to reality
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Nuclear training for the new world
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'Operationalising' your safety case - Engaging the workforce
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Periodic review - Opportunity or chore
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Pipe dream
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Practical fire protection - A risk-based approach
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Practical human factors recognising the human condition
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Prescriptive safety - Have we gone too far?
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Preventing 'sub-prime safety'
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Proportionality - Avoiding 'one size fits all' solutions
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Quantitative assessment of multi-facility risks
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Quantitative risk assessment across major hazard industries
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Regulatory reform - Empowering the safety case
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Risk management by competency
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Risk management overkill
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Risk recognition keeps industry safely wrapped up against the cold
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Risk-based audits in the construction industry
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Risk-based decision making
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Safe and secure? The integration of safety and security
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Safe and secure travel
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Safety cases for the offshore wind industry
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Secrets of successful competency management
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Secrets of successful HAZOP Scribing
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SEMS on the horizon
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Sending the right signals - New signalling technology for the jubilee line
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State of emergency
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SHEPHERD's delight - A new resource for explosion exceedance
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Six steps for successful incident investigation
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So what is ALARP?
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Societal risk criteria
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Stakeholder management and the engineering change process
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Sub-prime safety
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Talking safety
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Ten good practices for developing HSE cases in the oil industry
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Texas City refinery explosion
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The best in planning for the worst …assuring business continuity
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The brownfield revolution
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The effects of ageing and the implications for risk & safety management
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The folly of 'paper safety' - Lessons from the Nimrod review
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The house of integrity - Modern asset integrity management
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The impact of the EC offshore directive on the UK offshore safety case regime
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The integral safety leader - Thinking about the whole
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The Matrix Reloaded - Our guide to the Risk Assessment Matrix
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The new safety assessment principles
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The Olympic dream integrated railways for 2012
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The right stuff - Competency in process safety engineering
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The rise and rise of liquefied natural gas
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Top ten secrets of knowledge management
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To say and do - How do different learning methods measure up
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Understanding change in changing times
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Undertaking a cost effective PSA
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What's in a number? Myths and realities of PSA and QRA
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What is authorisation in the Ministry of Defence?
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Which QRA software?
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Wind of change
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Winning hearts and minds
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