CME8021 : Safety, Risk and Environmental Management

  • Offered for Year: 2014/15
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sue Haile
  • Owning School: Chemical Eng & Advanced Materials


Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To introduce the criteria that govern the safety and environmental risks specific to pipelines and to demonstrate the application of the methodologies and predictive techniques to manage risk and reduce environmental impact.

The module will introduce the legislative and regulatory background and describe the techniques for the determination and evaluation of safety and environmental risk. To describe the methodology which can be used to assess, implement and monitor risk and safety in pipeline design and operation and minimise environmental impact.

Outline Of Syllabus

Environmental issues within the pipeline industry, sustainability, Legislation and Regulations concerning Safety and Environmental issues, Liability; Management of Safety and Risk, HAZOP and Hazan, Environmental Management Systems; ISO 14001 and EMAS; Environmental and Safety implications of leaks and failures; Environmental Risk Assessment; Qualitative pipeline risk analysis, major accident prevention documents, pipeline integrity management systems, risk to environment and public(individual and societal risk); Causes of pipeline failure, Consequences of failure, Fire and Explosions, Gas Dispersion, Impacts of failure, emergency response; Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental and risk management in Construction; Decommissioning and Remediation

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities

Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture152:0030:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00HAZOP exercise assessment
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity131:0013:00group learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study381:0038:00Review lecture material

Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Key knowledge and concepts of EHS aspects of pipeline engineering are taught in lectures. Group learning exercises allow the students to evaluate and understand the limitations and applications of tools and techniques for risk and hazard assessment in practice.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners


Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A80N/A

Other Assessment

Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises2M20Risk/Hazop Exercise

Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Examination assesses students retention of knowledge obtained during the course, Hazop exercise allows group working, oral presentation skills to be assessed and application of skills for hazard identification

Reading Lists


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