KE2351 Risk Analysis and Management for Chemical Engineers 7.5 credits

Riskanalys och riskhantering för kemiingenjörer

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The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Chemical Science and Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 SAP for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10080

  • Start date

    28/10/2019

  • End date

    14/01/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Target group

    For SAP students only

  • Application

    Apply for this course at antagning.se through this application link.
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Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10062

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Target group

    SAP-students only

Intended learning outcomes

  • Describe chemical hazards and relevant hazardous situations (TEN1)
  • Explain the principles the principles behind chemical risk assessment and management (TEN)
  • Describe methodologies and tools for risk assessment and how these are used (TEN1)
  • Apply the “what-if” method to a selected hazardous environment and determine/evaluate risks (INL1, SEM1, PRO1)
  • Outline the differences and commonalities between environmental and human health risk assessment (TEN1)
  • Outline the major regulatory frameworks, especially GHS, REACH, AFS, and IEC 61511 in Sweden and Europe (TEN1)

Course main content

The course deals with risk analysis and management in relation to handling chemical as well as work situations in inudstrial processes. The following is included:

- Chemical hazards

    * Flammability

    * Stability/explosivity

    * Toxicity/corrosiveness

    * Environmental risks, persistence, bioaccumulation

- Hazards in process industry

- Hazards in handling chemicals in laboratory environment

- Risk analysis and management theory 

    * History

    * Case studies and practical examples

    * Methodologies (e.g. what-if analysis, HAZOP, Fault Tree Analysis, event analysis, etc)

- Legislation and standards in Sweden, EU and internationally

Eligibility

The student shall be admitted to one of the master's programmes TKEMM, TMMMM or TMVTM or equivalent.

Literature

Uppgift om kurslitteratur meddelas i kurs-PM.

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Examination

  • INL1 - Individual assignment, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project assignment, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 0.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5, grading scale: P, F

For higher grades
Analyze and interpret chemical hazards and relevant hazardous situations (TEN1) (B, A)
Explain environmental and human health effects caused by toxic substances (TEN1) (D,C)

The final grade of the course is determined based on an algorithm described in the course-PM.

Offered by

CBH/Chemical Engineering

Examiner

Klas Engvall <kengvall@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.