Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Safety Engineering
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exm (2 credits)
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Ľudovít Jelemenský, DrSc.
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.
Prerequisites for registration:
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 s. 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 s. 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 s. ISBN 0-8169-0720-X.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
The course contains 13 lectures taking 2 hours.
Assesment methods and criteria:
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
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