Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Safety Engineering
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture – 2 hours weekly (on-site method)
Credits allocated:
Recommended semester:
Automation and Information Engineering in Chemistry and Food Industry – master (full-time, attendance method), 3. semester
Chemical Technologies – master (full-time, attendance method), 1. semester
Biotechnology – master (full-time, attendance method), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the subject is to provide principles and theory of hazard and qualitative hazard assessment of equipment and technologies, and knowledge on the influence of risk on the environment. The subject offers more sophisticated hazard and risk assessment tools necessary for the elaboration of accident plans and the investigation of accidents.
Course contents:
Definition of basic terms. Chemicals, classification, handling, toxic properties, marking, reactivity, flammability , charts of safety data
Dangerous processes, reactions, reaction heat, combustion heat, flash point, explosive limits, corrosion, dust, databanks
Methods of hazard analysis
Index methods
Continuation of methods of hazard analysis - index methods
continuation of methods of hazard analysis:
Analysis of the possible faults and their consequences
Analysis of the fault tree
Analysis of cause-consequence
Analysis of the human error
Maintenance and operation. Reliability theory
Analysis of consequences - spreading of hazardous materials - modeling of the consequences of explosion
Introduction into the problems of risk assessment. Application of the probit equations
Recommended or required reading:
  • JELEMENSKÝ, Ľ. – LABOVSKÝ, J. – LABOVSKÁ, Z. – MARKOŠ, J. Hodnotenie nebezpečenstva chemických procesov. Bratislava : Nakladateľstvo STU, 2012. 112 p. ISBN 978-80-227-3803-3.
  • Guidelines for Evaluating the Characteristics of Vapor Cloud Explosions, Flash Fires, and BLEVEs. New York : Center for Chemical Process Safety, 1998. 387 p. ISBN 0-8169-0474-X.
  • Guidelines for Chemical Process Quantitative Risk Analysis: CD-ROM. New York : Center for Chemical Process Safety of the AICHE, 2000. 754 p. ISBN 0-8169-0720-X.
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Assessed students in total:

A 83.3 %

B 14.3 %

C 2.4 %

D 0 %

E 0 %

FX 0 %

Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Ľudovít Jelemenský, DrSc.
Last modification:
16. 1. 2018

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

AIS: 2017/2018  

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