Course syllabus

Loss Prevention

KETF35, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Elective Compulsory for: K3
Elective for: B4, RH4, W4-p, R4
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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination, calculation and project assignments. The grade is based on the written examination and addition of up to 0.5 from the calculation and project assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Theory.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0217. Name: Calculation.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Calculation and project assignments.


Admission requirements:

Assumed prior knowledge: KETF25 Reaction Engineering and KETF10 Separation Processes, Basic Course
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KTE131

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christian Hulteberg,
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