Course syllabus

Loss Prevention

KTE131, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective Compulsory for: K3
Elective for: B4, RH4, W4-p
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course is intended to give an overall overview of methods and theories for the identification, analysis and minimisation of risks, as well as mechanisms and calculus methods for hazardous events within the chemical industry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Risk management. Hazardous chemicals and processes. Reliability: Component failure. Failure mechanisms of equipment during its life cycle. Logical diagrams. Risk assessment: Check lists, index methods, HazOp and fault tree analysis. Consequence analysis: Process failure. Uncontrolled release and dispersion of gases and liquids. Fire and explosion. Runaway reactions. Risk evaluation: Risk acceptance criteria. Safety barriers and safe guards. Process operation and maintenance. System solutions.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination, calculus tasks and project work.

Code: 0197. Name: Theory.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0297. Name: Calculation.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Calculus tasks. Project work.


Required prior knowledge: KETF25 Reaction Engineering and KETF10 Separation Processes, Basic Course, or KTE170 Mass Transfer Processes in Environmental Engineering.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Hans T. Karlsson,
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